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Poetic Logic
by Marcel Danesi

Preface

Chapter 1: Metaphor and Poetic Logic

The Discovery of Metaphor
The Neglect of Metaphor
Giambattista Vico and Friedrich Nietzsche
I. A. Richards and the Gestalt Psychologists
Conceptual Metaphor Theory
Poetic Logic

Chapter 2: Thought
Concepts
Sense Implication
Brain Research
Layering
Image Schemata
What Is the Mind?

Chapter 3: Language
What Is Language?
Conceptual Metaphors
Conceptual Metonyms
Conceptual Eireins
Grammar

Chapter 4: Culture
Cultural Groupthink
Conceptual Productivity
Metaform Theory
Folk Wisdom
Discourse
The Poetic Origin of Culture

Chapter 5: Interconnectedness
The Interconnectedness Principle
Symbolism
Description
Gesture
Science and Mathematics
The Quest for Meaning

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