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Metaphor, Meaning and Cognition / Edition 1

Metaphor, Meaning and Cognition / Edition 1

by Don Ross


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This book explores and offers solutions to a range of conceptual and philosophical problems that underlie attempts to understand metaphor processing in the context of cognitive science. The author vigorously criticizes the prevailing philosophical prejudice against traditional «comparison» theories of metaphor, arguing that the problems with the comparison theory are exciting problems that demand solutions, rather than grounds for rejecting the theory itself. Furthermore, it is through these problems that the study of metaphor processing is linked to wider issues in cognitive science, including disputes about computational architectures and neural mechanisms.

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ISBN-13: 9780820421513
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/1994
Series: American University Studies Series: Series 5: Philosophy , #149
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

The Author: Don Ross is an assistant professor of Philosphy at the University of Ottawa in Canada. He has published articles on the philosphical foundations of cognitive science in various journals, including Philosphy of Science. This is his first book.

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