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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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Metaphor and the Cultivation of Intimacy by Ted Cohen

The Epistemology of Metaphor by Paul de Man

What Metaphors Mean by Donald Davidson

Metaphor as Rhetoric: The Problem of Evaluation by Wayne C. Booth

Metaphor and Transcendence by Karsten Harries

Metaphor and Religion: The Test Case of Christian Texts by David Tracy

Art and Life: A Metaphoric Relationship by Richard Shiff

The Development of Metaphoric Competence: Implications for Humanistic Disciplines by Howard Gardner and Ellen Winner

The Metaphorical Process as Cognition, Imagination, and Feeling by Paul Ricoeur

Afterthoughts on Metaphor

I. A Postscript on Metaphor by W. V. Quine

II. Toward a Psychology of Metaphor by Don R. Swanson

III. The Many Uses of Metaphor by Karsten Harries

IV. Ten Literal "Theses" by Wayne C. Booth

V. Metaphor as Moonlighting

VI. How Metaphors Work: A Reply to Donald Davidson by Max Black

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226733340
Editor:
Sacks, Sheldon
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Editor:
Sacks, Sheldon
Author:
Sacks, Sheldon
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Metaphor
Subject:
General Reference
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
A Critical Inquiry Book
Series Volume:
91
Publication Date:
19790931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
9.04x6.05x.46 in. .64 lbs.

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