Metaphor in Analytic Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Authors

MÁCHA Jakub

Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Web
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.17990/RPF/2019_75_4_2247
Keywords analytic philosophy; cognitive science; conceptual metaphor; cross-domain mapping; metaphor; non-cognitivism; pragmatics
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Description This article surveys theories of metaphor in analytic philosophy and cognitive science. In particular, it focuses on contemporary semantic, pragmatic and non-cognitivist theories of linguistic metaphor and on the Conceptual Metaphor Theory advanced by George Lakoff and his school. Special attention is given to the mechanisms that are shared by nearly all these approaches, i.e. mechanisms of interaction and mapping between conceptual domains. Finally, the article discusses several recent attempts to combine these theories of linguistic and conceptual metaphor into a unitary account.
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