Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition

Author:   Robert Fogelin (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
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9780199739998


Pages:   144
Publication Date:   24 February 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Figuratively Speaking: Revised Edition


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In this updated edition of his brief, engaging book, Robert J. Fogelin examines figures of speech that concern meaning--irony, hyperbole, understatement, similes, metaphors, and others--to show how they work and to explain their attraction. Building on the ideas of Grice and Tversky, Fogelin contends that figurative language derives its power from its insistence that the reader participate in the text, looking beyond the literal meaning of the figurative language to the meanings that are implied. With examples ranging from Shakespeare, John Donne, and Jane Austen to e.e. cummings, Bessie Smith, and Monty Python, Fogelin demonstrates that the intellectual and aesthetic force of figurative language is derived from the opportunity it provides for unlimited elaboration. Fogelin presents a modern restatement of the view, first put forward by Aristotle, that metaphors are to be treated as elliptical similes. He then offers a detailed defense of this comparativist view of metaphors in response to criticisms that have been brought against it by a series of eminent philosophers. This new edition is updated to reflect more recent work on the topic and will interest philosophers, linguists, and literary theorists.

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Author:   Robert Fogelin (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press Inc
Imprint:   Oxford University Press Inc
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Width: 14.30cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 21.50cm
Weight:   0.197kg
ISBN:  

9780199739998


ISBN 10:   0199739994
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   24 February 2011
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Revised Edition 1. Introduction 2. Figurative Predications 3. Figurative Comparisons: The Traditional View 4. The Standard Criticisms of Comparativism 5. A Dilemma for Theories of Metaphor 6. A Theory of Figurative Comparisons 7. Clarifications and Elaborations A Concluding Note Works Cited Index

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Robert J. Fogelin is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Hume's Skeptical Crisis.

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