Objects of Metaphor
By (author) Samuel Guttenplan
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Objects of Metaphor by Samuel Guttenplan
Book DescriptionObjects of Metaphor puts forward a philosophical account of metaphor radically different from those currently on offer. Powerful and flexible enough to cope with the syntactic complexity typical of genuine metaphor, it offers novel conceptions of the relationship between simile and metaphor, the notion of dead metaphor, and the idea of metaphor as a robust theoretic kind. Without denying that metaphor can sometimes be merely ornamental, Guttenplan justifies the view of metaphor as fundamental to language and the study of language. His book will be of great interest not only to philosophers in this field, but also to those working across psychology and linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199280889
(242mm x 163mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Samuel Guttenplan
Reading Ethics, Hardback (September 2008)
This introductory text encourages students to engage with key problems and arguments in ethics through a series of classic and contemporary readings.
Objects of Metaphor, Paperback (May 2005)
Objects of Metaphor puts forward a philosophical account of metaphor different from those currently on offer. It offers novel conceptions of the relationship between simile and metaphor, the notion of dead metaphor, and the idea of metaphor as a robust theoretic kind.
Reading Philosophy, Hardback (October 2002)
This flexible introductory textbook explores several key themes in philosophy, and helps the reader learn to engage with the key arguments by introducing and analysing a selection of classic readings. * Fully integrated introductory text with readings for beginning students of philosophy.
Languages of Logic, Paperback (April 1997)» View all books by Samuel Guttenplan
With the same intellectual goals as the first edition, this innovative introductory logic textbook explores the relationship between natural language and logic, motivating the student to acquire skills and techniques of formal logic.
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