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The Rule of Metaphor : The Creation of Meaning in Language - Paul Ricoeur

The Rule of Metaphor

The Creation of Meaning in Language

Paperback Published: 21st August 2003
ISBN: 9780415312806
Number Of Pages: 464

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Paul Ricoeur is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished philosophers of our time. In The Rule of Metaphor this intellectual giant of our age seeks 'to show how language can extend itself to its very limits, forever discovering new resonances within itself.' Recognizing the fundamental power of language in constructing the world we perceive, Ricoeur reveals the processes by which linguistic imagination creates and recreates meaning through metaphor. Taking further his acclaimed analysis of the power of myth and symbol, Ricoeur invites us to explore the many layers of language in order to rediscover what that meaning might be. A fruitful and insightful study of how language affects our understanding of the world, this book is also an indispensable work for all those seeking some kind of meaning in uncertain times.

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Translator's Introduction
Between rhetoric and poetics: Aristotlep. 8
The decline of rhetoric: Tropologyp. 49
Metaphor and the semantics of discoursep. 74
Metaphor and the semantics of the wordp. 117
Metaphor and the new rhetoricp. 157
The work of resemblancep. 204
Metaphor and referencep. 255
Metaphor and philosophical discoursep. 303
Appendixp. 372
Notesp. 382
Works Citedp. 434
Indexp. 447
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ISBN: 9780415312806
ISBN-10: 0415312809
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 21st August 2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition

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