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Metaphor and Continental Philosophy: From Kant to Derrida

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Over the last few decades there has been a phenomenal growth of interest in metaphor as a device which extends or revises our perception of the world. This book examines the relationship between metaphor, art and science against the backdrop of modern European philosophy and, in particular, the work of Kant, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. This book contextualizes recent theories of the cognitive potential of metaphor within modern European philosophy and explores the impact which the notion of cognitive metaphor has on key positions and concepts within aesthetics, epistemology and the philosophy of science.

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Clive Cazeaux is Reader in Aesthetics at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. He is the editor of The Continental Aesthetics Reader (Routledge, 2000), and the author of articles on metaphor, phenomenological aesthetics, and the relation between art and knowledge.


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (August 13, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415324009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415324007
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,718,669 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Anna Tomkowska on April 25, 2015
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Excellent work on very specific topic - metaphor in philosophical work and imagination as the epistemological power.
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