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Metaphors and action schemes : some themes in intellectual history, Robert L. Schwarz

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Metaphors and action schemes : some themes in intellectual history
Title
Metaphors and action schemes
Title remainder
some themes in intellectual history
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Schwarz
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Language
eng
Summary
  • All our abstract ideas are based on metaphors and action schemes. Jean Piaget did voluminous research on how thought develops in children through assimilation of action schemes. George Lakoff and Mark Johnson have done pioneering work on metaphors and action schemes in everyday thinking. This book builds on those foundations, looking at the role played by metaphors and action schemes in the history of ideas
  • The author begins his argument by taking a critical look at the philosophy of metaphor from Aristotle to the present. While he sees metaphor as simply conceiving one thing in terms of another, he points out that this is an inexhaustible process, because the context in which the process takes place is always changing. Change opens up new possibilities of similarity. Thus, the metaphor is an open door into a space of infinite possibilities. The author argues that thought itself is a kind of topological manipulation in which concrete images, often represented metaphorically, move through a kind of mental choreography in which continuity is crucial. Specious thinking is more often than not the result of violating that continuity
  • The author foresees the rise of a new sense of order and a refurbished worldview with possibly a new set of metaphors or, at least, innovative deployments of the traditional ones. Familiar history perhaps, but it all seems fresh when viewed through the historical analysis of metaphors and action schemes that is the main focus of this book
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
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Schwarz, Robert L.
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.S325 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Civilization, Western
  • Intellectual life
  • Metaphor
  • Civilization, Western
  • Intellectual life
  • Metaphor
  • Geistesgeschichte
  • Westliche Welt
Label
Metaphors and action schemes : some themes in intellectual history, Robert L. Schwarz
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Medieval Period
  • 6.
  • The Renaissance
  • 7.
  • The Enlightenment to 1900
  • 8.
  • The Twentieth Century
  • 1.
  • The Nature of Metaphor
  • 2.
  • Metaphor and Intellectual History
  • 3.
  • Action Schemes and Topological Transformations
  • 4.
  • The Ancient World
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780838753552
Lccn
96035861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35586639
  • (OCoLC)ocm35586639
Label
Metaphors and action schemes : some themes in intellectual history, Robert L. Schwarz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-277) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Medieval Period
  • 6.
  • The Renaissance
  • 7.
  • The Enlightenment to 1900
  • 8.
  • The Twentieth Century
  • 1.
  • The Nature of Metaphor
  • 2.
  • Metaphor and Intellectual History
  • 3.
  • Action Schemes and Topological Transformations
  • 4.
  • The Ancient World
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780838753552
Lccn
96035861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35586639
  • (OCoLC)ocm35586639

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