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The logic of metaphor : analogous parts of possible worlds

Author: Eric Steinhart
Publisher: Dordrecht, Netherlands ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Synthese library, v. 299.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Metaphors and Logic Metaphors are among the most vigorous offspring of the creative mind; I'll argue that some sentences in natural languages like English have multiple meanings: "Juliet is the sun"  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Steinhart
ISBN: 079237004X 9780792370048
OCLC Number: 47018461
Description: vi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Metaphors and Logic --
Metaphor and Possible Worlds Semantics --
Analogical Counterparts --
Theory-Constitutive Metaphors --
Analyzing Metaphors --
Philosophical Application of the Computer --
Sample Metaphorical Texts --
Analogical Inferences to Existence --
Language --
Languages --
The Grammar of Metaphor --
Propositions --
Propositions as Networks --
Semantics --
Conceptual Structures --
The Network of Concepts --
The Taxonomic Hierarchy of Types --
The Mereological Hierarchy of Types --
Taxonomic Hierarchy of Processes --
Contrastive Structures --
Symmetries in Networks --
Rules and Lexical Entailments --
Conceptual Fields --
Sample Descriptions --
Analogy --
Towards a Formal Theory of Analogy --
The Stages of Analogical Inference --
Analogical Access --
Analog Retrieval by Constraint Satisfaction --
The Access Phase in NETMET --
Analogical Mapping --
Analogical Mapping by Constraint Satisfaction --
Difficulties with Proportional Analogy --
Rules for Analogical Mapping --
Analogical Transference --
Analogical Transference --
Subsymbolic Analogical Transference --
An Extended Example of Analogical Transference --
Rules for Analogical Transference --
Analogical Transference and Induction --
Perfect Analogies --
Self-Mirroring Universes --
Examples of Analogical Transference --
Metaphorical Communication --
Rules for Generating Metaphors --
From Metaphors to Analogies --
Analogy and Truth --
Truth-Conditions for Analogies --
Logical Paraphrases for Metaphors --
Rules for Assigning Truth-Values to Metaphors.
Series Title: Synthese library, v. 299.
Responsibility: Eric Charles Steinhart.
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