By Earl R. Mac Cormac
During this booklet, Earl Mac Cormac provides an unique and unified cognitive thought of metaphor utilizing philosophical arguments which draw upon proof from mental experiments and theories. He notes that implications of this thought for which means and fact with particular realization to metaphor as a speech act, the enduring which means of metaphor, and the improvement of a four-valued process of fact. a variety of examples of metaphor from poetry and technology are offered and analyzed to help Mac Cormac's concept. A Cognitive concept of Metaphor takes up 3 degrees of explanation—metaphor as expressed in floor language, the semantics of metaphor, and metaphor as a cogitive process—and unifies those via reading metaphor as an evolutionary wisdom procedure during which metaphors mediate among minds and tradition. Mac Cormac considers, and rejects, the novel conception that each one use of language is metaphorical; in spite of the fact that, this argument additionally acknowledges that the speculation of metaphor may possibly itself be metaphorical. The booklet first considers the computational metaphor usually followed by way of cognitive psychology as an instance of metaphor requiring research. not like 3 recognized philosophical theories of metaphor—the pressure idea, the controversion conception, and the grammatical deviance theory—it develops a semantical anomaly conception of metaphor according to a quasi-mathematical hierarchy of phrases. In constructing the speculation, Mac Cormac makes much-needed connections among theories of metaphor and extra orthodox analytic philosophy of which means, together with discussions of speech acts and the common sense of fuzzy units. This semantical concept of clarification is then proven to be suitable with modern mental theories of reminiscence.
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The work on speech acts primarily extends my theory. But if I have extended the theory in this direction, why have I not extended it in other directions, like those of literary criticism, the role of metaphor in myth, and the relation between metaphor and symbolism? My only reply to these and other omissions comes from my desire to focus this work in the cognitive aspects of metaphor, leaving the other topics to the future. In the afterword I suggest future topics for research drawn from issues discussed in this book.
Some metaphors remain as diaphors, others remain as epiphors, whereas others change with diaphors becoming epiphors and epiphors becoming ordinary language. Rather than serving as a static grammatical category, metaphor exists both as a dynamic cognitive process proposing new hypotheses and as a dynamic cultural process changing the language we speak and write. Not only have I proposed a cognitive interaction theory of metaphor but I have also presumed an interdisciplinary interaction between philosophy and psychology.
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