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  Book Title:
The Logic of Metaphor - Analogous Parts of Possible Worlds (Synthese Library, Volume 299)

Book Description:

1. Metaphors and Logic Metaphors are among the many most vigorous offspring of the artistic thoughts; however their vitality springs from the truth that they're logical organisms within the ecology of l- guage. I goal to make use of logical methods to research the meanings of metaphors. My aim right here is to point out how modern formal semantics could be prolonged to deal with metaphorical utterances. What distinguishes this work is that it focuses intensely on the logical features of metaphors. I stress the position of logic within the era and int- pretation of metaphors. Whereas I don't presuppose any formal coaching in logic, some familiarity with philosophical logic (the propositional calculus and the predicate c- culus) is useful. Since my principle makes nice use of the notion of construction, I confer with it because the structural concept of m etaphor (STM). STM is a semant ic principle of m etaphor : if STM is right, then metaphors are cognitively significant and are n- trivially logically linked with fact. I goal to increase potential worlds semantics to deal with metaphors. I'll argue that some sentences in pure languages like English have a number of meanings: "Juliet is the solar" has (at the very least) two meanings: the literal which means "(Juliet is the sunkIT" and the metaphorical which means "(Juliet is the solar)MET". Every which means is a perform from (attainable) worlds to fact-values. I deny that these features are similar; I deny that the metaphorical perform is essentially false or essentially true.




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