Metaphor in the Mind: The Cognition of Metaphor

Philosophy Compass 1 (2):154-170 (2006)
Philosophers have often adopted a dismissive attitude toward metaphor. Hobbes (1651, ch. 8) advocated excluding metaphors from rational discourse because they “openly profess deceit,” while Locke (1690, Bk. 3, ch. 10) claimed that figurative uses of language serve only “to insinuate wrong ideas, move the passions, and thereby mislead the judgment; and so indeed are perfect cheats.” Later, logical positivists like Ayer and Carnap assumed that because metaphors like..
Keywords Cognitive Science  Metaphor  Metaphysics  Mind  Psychology
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