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The Method of Metaphor
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ISBN 9781783200146
Paperback 140 pages
230 x 170 mm
Published September 2013
Imprint: Intellect
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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 behaviour and moral education.


Chapter titles
Chapter 1:
Metaphor in Dante
Chapter 2:
Metaphor in Fairy Tales
Chapter 3:
Sontag’s Critique of Metaphors
Chapter 4:
Chapter 5:
Metaphors and the Issue of Incommensurability
Chapter 6:
Israel and Palestine
Chapter 7:
The Problem of Evil
Chapter 8:
Tragedy vs Comedy
Chapter 9:
Chapter 10:
Oriented Action
Chapter 11:
Bad Metaphors
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