Philosophical Investigations 14 (2):143-154 (1991)

Authors
Lynne Tirrell
University of Connecticut
Abstract
Davidson suggests that metaphor is a pragmatic (not a semantic) phenomenon; on his view, metaphor is a perlocutionary effect prompts its audience to see one thing as another. Davidson rightly attacks speaker-intentionalism as the source of metaphorical meaning, but settles for an account that depends on audience intentions. A better approach would undermine intentionalism per se, replacing it with a social practice analysis based on patterns of extending the metaphor. This paper shows why Davidson’s perceptual model fails to stave off semantic analysis, and argues that the professed virtues of Davidson's position are more readily found in an account that focuses on the nature of metaphorical interpretation.
Keywords metaphor  seeing as  Donald Davidson  intentionalism  social practices  inferentialism
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/phin.1991.14.issue-2
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,447
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Metaphor and Davidson’s Theory of Interpretation.Jay Allman - 2001 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 39 (1):1-22.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Searle on Metaphor.Jakub Mácha - 2012 - Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 19 (supplementary issue no. 2):186-197.
Metafory w nauce.Małgorzata Czarnocka & Mariusz Mazurek - 2012 - Zagadnienia Naukoznawstwa (1 (191)):5-26.
Causation as Metaphor.Robert C. Robinson - 2011 - Rupkatha Journal On Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities 3 (1):181—190.
Objects of Metaphor.Samuel Guttenplan - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
Metaphor and Cognition From a Peircean Perspective.Bent Sørensen, Torkild Thellefsen & Morten Moth - 2007 - Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (3):562 - 574.
Cano, Germán:" Adoquines bajo la playa. Escenografías biopolíticas del 68".Sonia Arribas - 2012 - Anales Del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía 29 (2):744-746.
What Metaphors Mean.Donald Davidson - 2010 - In Darragh Byrne & Max Kölbel (eds.), Critical Inquiry. Routledge. pp. 31.
Why Metaphors Have No Meaning: Considering Metaphoric Meaning in Davidson.Ben Kotzé - 2001 - South African Journal of Philosophy 20 (3-4):291-308.
The Call of Metaphor: Richard Rorty's Politics of Language.Sonia Arribas Verdugo - 2007 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 40:305-328.
The Call of Metaphor: Richard Rorty's Politics of Language.Sonia Arribas - 2007 - Logos. Anales Del Seminario de Metafísica [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España] 40:305-328.
Metaphor and Sentence Meaning.Mark Mercer - 2006 - Facta Philosophica 8 (1-2):3-22.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-03-14

Total views
177 ( #48,167 of 2,326,499 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #86,135 of 2,326,499 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes