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The Metaphoric Process: Connections Between Language and Life [Paperback]

Gemma Corradi Fiumara

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December 6, 1995 0415126258 978-0415126250
Metaphor is much more than just a linguistic phenomena, argues Gemma Corradi Fiumara, it is in fact the key process by which we construct and develop our ability to understand the world and the people we share it with.
Rationality as understood by philosophers has led to a disembodied view of ourselves in which interaction between life and language has been downplayed. By looking at the metaphoric process - in an interpersonal rather than a formal way - its importance in allowing us access to new worlds of experience is revealed. The metaphoric potential in us all exposes us to the world and initiates our involvement in it.

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"Only a psychoanalytic philosopher could have written this complex, elegant, and highly original book. ...this work offers the analyst a wealth of original ideas and an unusual angle from which to understand metaphor during the analytic process... There are great theoretical, linguistic, and psychoanalytic riches in her book. Analysts who read it will enhance their capacity to listen to the metaphorical productions of patients.."

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Gemma Corradi Fiumara is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the third University of Rome. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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