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Acknowledgements; Part I. Symbol and Reference: 1. Introduction and background; 2. Denotation and mention-selection; Part II. Symbol and Ambiguity: 3. Ambiguity in language; 4. Ambiguity in pictures; Part III. Symbol and Metaphor: 5. Ten myths of metaphor; 6. Metaphor and context; 7. Mainsprings of metaphor with Catherine Z. Elgin; Part IV. Symbol, Play and Art: 8. Reference and play; 9. Art, science, religion; Part V. Symbol and Ritual: 10. Symbol and ritual; 11. Ritual change; Part VI. Symbol and Reality: 12. Science and the world; 13. Worlds and versions; 14. World-features and discourse-dependence; 15. Worries about worldmaking; Index.

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Israel Scheffler explores the various ways in which the mind functions symbolically.

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'The scholarship throughout is impeccable, and the writing is clear, straightforward and attractive. ... Symbolic Worlds is an important work of philosophy - broad in scope, careful, detailed, and ingenious in its argumentation. Its contributions will be welcomed ...' Karen Hanson, Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington

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