By Mark Turner (auth.), David H. Helman (eds.)
In the previous few years, there was a huge volume of job within the research of analogy and metaphor. this is often in part as a result of an curiosity of man-made intelligence researchers in simulating studying techniques utilizing analogy. It additionally arises from serious examinations of ordinary theories within the philosophy of language, with their in-built literal/meta phoric contrast. This quantity contains fresh formerly unpub lished paintings during this zone, with a specific emphasis upon the function of analogies in reasoning and, extra normally, their function in inspiration and language. The papers are contributed through philosophers, laptop scientists, cognitive scientists and literary critics. Researchers in those fields whose concentration is the learn of analogy and metaphor will locate a lot of curiosity during this quantity. those essays may also function an creation to a few of the key ways taken within the research of analogy. As famous, this quantity brings jointly the paintings of researchers in numerous varied disciplines. a few of the techniques all in favour of admire to the knowledge of analogy are typically particularly varied, besides the fact that, the articles recommend a typical end. Analogy and metaphor pervade inspiration and language; their shut research hence constitutes a beneficial contribution to our realizing of people. DAVID H. HELMAN Case Western Reserve collage vii half I CONCEPTUAL AND specific THEORIES OF ANALOGICAL realizing MARK TURNER different types AND ANALOGIES i need to pursue the next claims: the best way we categorize is helping clarify the way in which we realize a press release as an analogy.
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If we express an analogy in a single surface sentence containing an explicit relational word such as like, we will produce a simile, as in (2) The earth is like a solitary ship. The analogy remains explicit in the simile. If we make it implicit, through avoidance of explicit relational words, we will produce a metaphor: (3) The earth is a solitary ship. A metaphor may grow out of an analogy, but it is important to recognize that it is a vastly different creature. An analogy is a caterpillar crawling on a leaf, while a metaphor is a monarch in flight on a sunlit day.
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Analogical Reasoning: Perspectives of Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, and Philosophy by Mark Turner (auth.), David H. Helman (eds.)