The metaphoric origins of objectivity, subjectivity, and consciousness in the direct perception of reality

Philosophy of Science 62 (2):283-303 (1995)
This paper utilizes the theories of metaphor of George Lakoff, Mark Johnson and Julian Jaynes to extend Jaynes' metaphor theory of consciousness by treating consciousness as an operator that works with 'covert behavior' so that humans can integrate temporally discontinuous percepts with concepts based on metaphoric extensions of the embodied schemas of direct and immediate perception and thereby transcend the limitations of direct perception. A theory of first-person expressions and covert behavior to account for self-conscious awareness as language-based is advanced. Subjectivity and objectivity are metaphors based on schemas of perception
Keywords Consciousness  Epistemology  Objectivity  Reality  Jaynes, J  Johnson, M  Lakoff, G
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DOI 10.1086/289857
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