Conceptualizing Metaphors

Conceptualizing Metaphors

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The enigmatic thought of Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914), considered by many to be one of the great philosophers of all time, involves inquiry not only into virtually all branches and sources of modern semiotics, physics, cognitive sciences, and mathematics, but also logic, which he understood to be the only useful approach to the riddle of reality. This book represents an attempt to outline an analytical method based on Charles Peircea€™s least explored branch of philosophy, which is his evolutionary cosmology, and his notion that the universe is made of an a€˜effete mind.a€™ The chief argument conceives of human discourse as a giant metaphor in regard to outside reality. The metaphors arise in our imagination as lightning-fast schemes for acting, speaking, or thinking. To illustrate this, each chapter will present a well-known metaphor and explain how it is unfolded and conceptualized according to the new method for revealing meaning. This original work will interest students and scholars in many fields including semiotics, linguistics and philosophy.tion, and of observing the result so as to discover unnoticed and hidden relations among the parts (CP 3.363). ... makes in his imagination a sort of skeleton diagram, or outline sketch of himself, considers what modifications the hypothetical ... Diagrams, sketches and other incomplete signs may also carry some kind of iconicity and fill out the pictures of our imagination. ... We mentioned the question about the equation between emptiness, e.g. a blank space on the page between twoanbsp;...

Title:Conceptualizing Metaphors
Author:Ivan Mladenov
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-04-11


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