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The Method of Metaphor

Intellect Books - Culture, Disease, and Well-Being

By Stanley Raffel

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Format: Paperback, 140 pages
Published In: United States, 15 October 2013
Both sides in controversies tend to argue they have logic on their side. This book proposes that the interminable nature of these controversies suggests there is a problem with the main tool of logic, the syllogism. Drawing on contemporary developments in social theory and philosophy, Stanley Raffel argues that metaphors are not just aesthetic tools; they can also be used to judge phenomena. Featuring case studies drawn from both literary material and current controversial debates, "The Method of Metaphor" ultimately demonstrates the value of this neglected potential of metaphoric reasoning and shows its far-reaching implications in both moral behavior and moral education.

About the Author

Stanley Raffel is an honorary fellow at Edinburgh University.

EAN: 9781783200146
ISBN: 1783200146
Publisher: Intellect (UK)
Age Range: 15+ years
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