No metaphorical broomsticks there.
But fire metaphors are undoubtedly one of the most useful metaphorical tools at our disposal.”
And yes, much of the wellness content of the internet is performative, metaphorical or gestural.
Alston sees the supporter of IT as construing even apparently literal claims about God as metaphorical.
But this had no metaphorical significance whatsoever.
GORDON: I’ve always been interested in narrative, and in the metaphorical power of images.
While he does not deem the latter a “metaphorical” agent, he does elaborate a hierarchical conception of agency.
Such a metaphorical usage of the notion of infinite matter evidently does not imply that God has material (and, hence, limited) properties.
This confirmed that neutrinos carry a memory of their birth, some metaphorical DNA that is passed on to progeny in subsequent interactions.
Davidson cheerfully admits that there are things we can naturally and usefully refer to as metaphorical meaning and metaphorical truth.
A metaphorical employment of the term “lion” to refer to the man Achilles doesn’t say that Achilles is like a lion, since it doesn’t say anything at all.
The ideas of higher dimensions structure it and run through it as metaphorical machinery, while it draws on a canon of what might thought of as fourth-dimensional fiction.
He outlines a theory of metaphorical language for describing God, and argues that the fundamental relations of the Trinity are beyond the powers of the human mind to comprehend.
Lakoff effectively defines verbal metaphor as the conventionally straightforward putting-into-words of an inherently metaphorical conceiving, an inherently metaphorical thought.
Not all sentence metaphors take the form of declarative sentences by any means: there are metaphorical questions, metaphorical commands, metaphorical optatives, etc.
They choose words or phrases that have a widely understood, long-standing second meaning, and treat the second, perhaps metaphorical or new meaning, with a shocked seriousness that should be reserved for the apocalypse.
I’m talking about the metaphorical glass ceiling that represents the invisible barrier holding back women and minorities from advancing professionally—I can’t believe you’re all opening your gift bags while I’m giving this speech.”
Other rhetorical figures (although not all of them) can, in Goodman’s view be explained in terms of metaphorical “transfers” of this kind, indeed as “modes of metaphor”: personification, synecdoche, antonomasia, hyperbole, litotes, irony… (1976, 81–85).
Understood along these lines, metaphorical truth would be something like the revelatory power conferred upon a metaphorical sentence (or on the impulse to use such a sentence) by a successful metaphorical interpretation of the sentence, a successful ascription to it of metaphorical meaning.
According to one central view of metaphor, the metaphorical meaning of a sentence is communicated via the mechanism of conversational implicature: when one utters a metaphor, the proposition literally expressed by the metaphor blatantly violates one of Grice’s maxims of conversation (typically the maxims of quality or relevance) thus giving rise to an implicated content which constitutes the metaphorical meaning.
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According to one central view of metaphor the metaphorical meaning of a sentence is communicated via the mechanism of conversational implicature when one utters a metaphor the proposition literally expressed by the metaphor blatantly violates one of Grices maxims of conversation typically the maxims of quality or relevance thus giving rise to an implicated content which constitutes the metaphorical meaning