On Metaphor by Sheldon Sacks
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On Metaphor
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On Metaphor

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On Metaphor by Sheldon Sacks

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"On Metaphor," a collection of fourteen essays by eminent philosophers, literary critics, theologians, art historians, and psychologists, illustrates and explores a striking phenomenon in modern intellectual history: the transformation of metaphor from a specialized concern of rhetoricians and literary critics to a central concept in the study of human understanding. These lively and provocative essays probe the nature, function, and meaning of metaphor and collectively demonstrate the multidisciplinary implications of the concept. Because of its comprehensive scope, the volume is useful both as a resource for those interested in contemporary philosophy and theories of language and as a text for courses in such areas as the philosophy of language, critical theory, and the philosophy of knowledge. Originally published as a special issue of "Critical Inquiry," the present collection includes two new contributions by Max Black and Nelson Goodman, along with a comprehensive index to the work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226733340
ISBN-10: 0226733343
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1979
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Sheldon Sacks

The late Sheldon Sacks, formerly professor of English and linguistics at the University of Chicago, was the author of "Fiction and the Shape of Belief," as well as the founding editor of Critical Inquiry.

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