Metaphor and Metaphilosophy

Metaphor and Metaphilosophy : Philosophy as Combat, Play, and Aesthetic Experience

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Sarah A. Mattice explores contemporary philosophical activity and the way in which one aspect of language-metaphor-gives shape and boundary to the landscape of the discipline. The book examines metaphors of combat, play, and aesthetic experience and emphasizes how the choices we make in philosophical language are deeply intertwined with what we think philosophy is and how it should be practiced. Drawing on a broad range of resources, from cognitive linguistics and hermeneutics to aesthetics and Chinese philosophy, Mattice's argument provides insight into the evolution and future of philosophy more

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  • Hardback | 166 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739192205
  • 9780739192207

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Metaphor and Metaphilosophy is a novel articulation of different models of philosophical activity. Mattice adeptly and fruitfully engages these models to plumb Chinese and western sources. The result is an enriched understanding of the aims and methods of philosophy and its place in contemporary life. -- Karyn Lai, University of New South Wales Bravo! If every philosopher attended to the contents of this book in cross-cultural context, the discipline would almost certainly regain the stature it once had and deserves. -- Henry Rosemont, Jr., Brown University This book presents a hopeful new vision of philosophy and philosophical practice, informed throughout by a new sense of the power of metaphor. It is at once scholarly and eminently accessible, effectively modelling the new practice it persuasively presents. -- Thomas E. Jackson, University of Hawai'ishow more

About Sarah A. Mattice

Sarah A. Mattice is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of North more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter One: Metaphor and Metaphilosophy Chapter Two: Philosophical Activity as Combat Chapter Three: Philosophical Activity as Play Chapter Four: Philosophical Activity as Aesthetic Experience Epilogueshow more

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