take ourselves to know about the meaning of what we say. Philosophy will often find less than we thought was there, perhaps nothing at all, in what we say about the "external" world, or in our judgments of value, or in our ordinary psychological talk. The work of criticism, on the other hand, frequently disillusions by finding disturbingly more in what is said than we precritically thought was there. In our relation to the meaningfulness of what we say, there is a disillusionment of plenti- tude as well as of emptiness. And no doubt what is "less" for one disci- pline may be "more" of what someone else is looking for. In recent years, metaphor has attracted more than its share of..
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