Self, Logic, and Figurative Thinking
By (author) Harwood Fisher
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Self, Logic, and Figurative Thinking by Harwood Fisher
Book DescriptionHarwood Fisher argues against neuroscientific and cognitive scientific explanations of mental states, for they fail to account for the gaps between actions in the brain, cognitive operations, linguistic mapping, and an individual's account of experience. Fisher probes a rich array of thought from the primitive and the dream to the artistic figure of speech, and extending to the scientific metaphor. He draws on first-person methodologies to restore the conscious self to a primary function in the generation of figurative thinking. How does the individual originate and organize terms and ideas? How can we differentiate between different types of thought and account for their origins? Fisher depicts the self as mediator between trope and logical form. Conversely, he explicates the creation and articulation of the self through interplay between logic and icon. Fisher explains how the "I" can step out of scripted roles. The self is neither a discursive agent of postmodern linguistics nor a socially determined entity. Rather, it is a historically situated, dynamically constituted place at the crossroads of conscious agency and unconscious actions and evolving contextual logics and figures.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231145046
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Harwood Fisher
Harwood Fisher is professor emeritus, City College of the City University of New York. His writing focuses on how the individual originates ideas and the self's subjective experiences as a dynamic logic of thinking. His books include Language and Logic in Personality and Society and The Subjective Self: A Portrait Within Logical Space.
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