Rule of Metaphor - Paul Ricoeur (Paperback)

The Creation of Meaning in Language

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Description

Recognizing the fundamental power of language in constructing the world we perceive, Ricoeur reveals the processes by which linguistic imagination creates and recreates meaning through metaphor.

Product Details

Barcode
9780415312806
Department
Books
Released
21 Aug 2003
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Paul Ricoeur
Paul Ricur
Subtitle
The Creation of Meaning in Language
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition
3 Rev ed
Series
Routledge Classics
Language
French
Number of Pages
454
Dimensions
197 x 129 x 34mm (506g)

Summary

Paul Ricoeur is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished philosophers of our time. In The Rule of Metaphor he seeks 'to show how language can extend itself to its very limits, forever discovering new resonances within itself'. Recognizing the fundamental power of language in constructing the world we perceive, it is a fruitful and insightful study of how language affects how we understand the world, and is also an indispensable work for all those seeking to retrieve some kind of meaning in uncertain times.

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General Subject
Philosophy
BISAC Subject 1
Language Arts & Disciplines / General
BIC Classification 1
Philosophy of language
BIC Classification 2
Semantics, discourse analysis, etc
BIC Classification 3
Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism
Library Subject 1
Metaphor - Philosophy
Library Subject 2
Meaning (Philosophy)
Library Subject 3
Language and languages - Philosophy
Dewey Classification
808
Readership
Undergraduate

Author Bio

Paul Ricoeur (1913-). One of the world's major philosophical thinkers, Professor Emeritus of the University of Paris X (Nanterre) and of the University of Chicago.

Review Quotes

'I do not think that anyone would fail to find illumination and challenge in reading him.' - Times Literary Supplement