Knowledge and Language: v. 3 Metaphor and Knowledge

Knowledge and Language: v. 3 Metaphor and Knowledge

By: J. J. A. Mooij (editor), F. R. Ankersmit (editor)

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Metaphor lies at the heart of the contemporary debate in aesthetics, semantics and the philosophy of science. It is generally recognised now that metaphor is not an obfuscation of the truth (as so many philosophers since Plato have argued); on the contrary, it is essential that we consider metaphor if we strive for an optimal understanding of how truth is gained both in science and in our everyday dealings with reality. Hence, metaphor is not of interest only for the literary theorists, but for all those who wish to understand science and how to grasp the structure of our social world. This volume presents eleven essays on the role of metaphor in philosophy, poetry, semiotics, art, literary criticism, economics, medical science and in political theory. Through the use of metaphor, the contributors provide a unique and exciting picture of these disciplines.

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Volume 1 From Orwell's problem to Plato's problem: reflections on knowlewdge and language, E. Reuland; mental construction and social reality, N. Chomsky; some reflections on our sceptical crisis, H. Bracken; the "least effort" principle in child grammar - choosing a marked parameter, T. Roeper; the emergence of bound variable structures, T. Roeper and J. de Villiers; categories in the parameters perspective - null subjects and V-to-I, M.R. Manzini; linguistic theory and language acquisition factors - reformulation, maturation or invariance of binding principles, C. Jakubowicz; universal grammar and learnability theory - the case of binding domains and the "subset principle", S. Kapur et al; the subset principle is an intensional principle, K. Wexler; lexical access and speech production, W.J.M. Levelt. Volume II Lexical and conceptual structure: semantic structures and semantic properties, B. Partee; the combinatorial structure of thought - the family of causative concepts, R. Jackendoff; input systems, anaphora, ellipsis and operator binding, R. Kempson; conceptual structure and the relation to the structure of lexical items, J. Kornfit and N. Correa; from conceptual structure to syntax - projecting from resultatives, J. Carrier and J. Randall; obligatory adjuncts and the structure of events, J. Grimshaw and S. Vikner; stage and adjunct predicates, T. Rapoport; middle constructions, T. Hoekstra and I. Roberts. Volume III Metaphor and knowledge. Part 1 Metaphor and truth: metaphor and cognition, A.C. Danto; truth and metaphor, D.E. Cooper; models, metaphors and truth, M.B. Hesse; metaphor and truth - a liberal approach, J.J.A. Mooij; poetry, knowledge and metaphor, S.R. Levin; on the way to conceptual and perceptual knowledge, K. Lorenz. Part 2 The uses of metaphor: metaphor and painting, R. Wollheim; the confused God - about a metaphor in literary semiotics, S. Briosi; economics and language, J. Pen; metaphor in 19th-century medicine, M.L. Barbera; metaphor in political theory, F.R. Ankersmit.

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  • publication date: 31/05/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780792318880
  • Number Of Pages: 712
  • ID: 9780792318880
  • weight: 1
  • ISBN10: 0792318889

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