Figures of Speech Or Figures of Thought

Figures of Speech Or Figures of Thought

This new edition of Coomaraswamy's classic book, considered his most important work on the philosophy of art, includes all of the revisions Coomaraswamy had wanted to add to the original edition.

Author: Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781933316345

Category: Art

Page: 255

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"This new edition of Ananda Coomaraswamy's work includes all the revisions he later intended to add to the book. It contains translations of the Greek, Latin, French, German and Italian terms and phrases used by Coomaraswamy."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Art

Figures of Thought

Figures of Thought

Essays by the masterful Howard Nemerov.

Author: Howard Nemerov

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: UOM:39015012905967

Category: Arts

Page: 198

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Essays by the masterful Howard Nemerov.
Categories: Arts

Figures of Thought

Figures of Thought

In doing so he develops new and fascinating interpretations of mathematicians' work throughout history, from an in-depth analysis of Euclid's Elements, to the mathematics of Descartes and right up to the work of contemporary mathematicians ...

Author: David Reed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134892532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Rarely has the history or philosophy of mathematics been written about by mathematicians, and the analysis of mathematical texts themselves has been an area almost entirely unexplored. Figures of Thought looks at ways in which mathematical works can be read as texts, examines their textual strategies and demonstrates that such readings provide a rich source of philosophical issues regarding mathematics: issues which traditional approaches to the history and philosophy of mathematics have neglected. David Reed, a professional mathematician himself, offers the first sustained and critical attempt to find a consistent argument or narrative thread in mathematical texts. In doing so he develops new and fascinating interpretations of mathematicians' work throughout history, from an in-depth analysis of Euclid's Elements, to the mathematics of Descartes and right up to the work of contemporary mathematicians such as Grothendeick. He also traces the implications of this approach to the understanding of the history and development of mathematics.
Categories: Philosophy

Figures of Thought in Roman Poetry

Figures of Thought in Roman Poetry

In this book Gordon Williams demonstrates that, although Ovid and his successors did indeed assimilate their poetry to the rhetorical rules devised for prose, the earlier poets employed a quite different method.

Author: Gordon Willis Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300024568

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

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It has long been assumed that the language of Roman poetry was constructed under the dictates of elaborately defined rules of rhetoric, and its content determined according to the system of comparable classifications called invention. This belief has persisted in spite of the difficulty of fitting the works of Catullus, Horace, Virgil, Propertius, and Tibullus into such a rigid scheme. In this book Gordon Williams demonstrates that, although Ovid and his successors did indeed assimilate their poetry to the rhetorical rules devised for prose, the earlier poets employed a quite different method. Williams sees this method as falling into either a metaphorical or metonymic mode, both of which permitted the poet to say one thing and mean another. Delicate and often startling transitions of thought could be grasped-though not necessarily on first reading-by readers assumed by the poet to have a special access to the poet's process of thought. This access presupposed similarities of education, social position, and sympathetic understanding.Through close analyses of many poems, Williams shows how poets in the fifty years before Horace's death exploited metaphor, metonymy, and a third device that he calls thematic anticipation to evoke subtle associations of thought. In doing so he elucidates problems of Latin poems that have been generally misunderstood almost since they day they were written.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Figures of Thought

Figures of Thought

Figures of Thought is the definitive argument against Hertz's claim that Maxwell's theory is Maxwell's system of equations.

Author: Thomas K. Simpson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1888009314

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 169

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Examines Maxwell's Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism with the tools of literary criticism, exploring questions of meaning, structure, and style. This title presents a definitive argument against Hertz's claim that Maxwell's theory is Maxwell's system of equations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Drawing a Hypothesis

Drawing a Hypothesis

The book is a rich compendium of diagrammatic figures of thought.

Author: Nikolaus Gansterer

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110546612

Category: Art

Page: 348

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Drawing a Hypothesis is a reader on the ontology of forms of visualisation and on the development of the diagrammatic perspective and its use in contemporary art, science, and theory. Based on his artistic practice, Nikolaus Gansterer reveals drawing as a core medium of research, which enables the emergence of new narratives by tracing the speculative and performative potential of diagrams. Due to its ability to mediate between perception and reflection, drawing plays a fundamental role in the production and communication of knowledge. The book is a rich compendium of figures of thought, which moves from scientific representation through artistic interpretation, and vice versa.
Categories: Art

A Guide to Greek Thought

A Guide to Greek Thought

This volume, drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, gives fresh insight into the originality of major figures and the legacy of important currents of thought.

Author: Jacques Brunschwig

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674021568

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

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The philosophers, historians, and scientists of ancient Greece inaugurated and nourished the tradition of Western thought. This volume, drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, gives fresh insight into the originality of major figures and the legacy of important currents of thought.
Categories: Fiction

Studies in Figurative Thought and Language

Studies in Figurative Thought and Language

This volume contains original research and innovative analyses that deepen our understanding of figurative thought and language.

Author: Angeliki Athanasiadou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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This volume contains original research and innovative analyses that deepen our understanding of figurative thought and language. The selected papers focus on the multi-faceted aspect of figuration, its function in thought, and its impact on areas of grammar and communication. Key topics explored include metaphor, metonymy and their relationship to each other, as well as the less studied figure of hyperbole and its relation to the fundamental figures of metaphor and metonymy. Collectively, the papers examine the pragmatic reasoning processes triggered by figurative thought, the lexicogrammatical motivations and/or constraints on figurative language, the impact of deeply entrenched figurative thought on the lexicon of natural languages, the cultural origins of figurative thought, and the psycholinguistic motivations for figuration. The comprehensive treatment of these issues is fundamental for future research on figurative thought and language, particularly on questions of universality vs. specificity of figuration, the impact of figuration on constructions, cross-linguistic comparisons of figurative language, and cognitive-pragmatic approaches to figurative meaning.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature

A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature

FIGURES , in general , may be described to be that language , which is prompted
either by the imagination , or by the passions . ... Rhetoricians commonly divide
them into two great classes ; Figures of words , and figures of thought . 253.

Author: Alexander Jamieson

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0016136459

Category: English language

Page: 306

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Categories: English language

Twilight of the Literary

Twilight of the Literary

In The Twilight of the Literary, Terry Cochran links these developments with the rise of the book as the dominant medium for recording, preserving, and disseminating thought.

Author: Terry Cochran

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029615

Category: Design

Page: 304

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In Western thought, the modern period signals a break with stagnant social formations, the advent of a new rationalism, and the emergence of a truly secular order, all in the context of an overarching globalization. In The Twilight of the Literary, Terry Cochran links these developments with the rise of the book as the dominant medium for recording, preserving, and disseminating thought. Consequently, his book explores the role that language plays in elaborating modern self-understanding. It delves into what Cochran calls the figures of thought that have been an essential component of modern consciousness in the age of print technology--and questions the relevance of this print-bound thinking in a world where print no longer dominates. Cochran begins by examining major efforts of the eighteenth century that proved decisive for modern conceptions of history, knowledge, and print. After tracing late medieval formulations of vernacular language that proved crucial to print, he analyzes the figures of thought in print culture as they proceed from the idea of the collective spirit (the people), an elaboration of modern history. Cochran reconsiders basic texts that, in his analysis, reveal the underpinnings of modernity's formation--from Dante and Machiavelli to Antonio Gramsci and Walter Benjamin. Moving from premodern models for collective language to competing theories of history, his work offers unprecedented insight into the means by which modern consciousness has come to know itself.
Categories: Design

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Rhetoricians commonly divide them into two great classes ; figures of words , and
figures of thought . The former , figures of words , are commonly called tropes ,
and consist in a word's being employed to signify something that is different from
 ...

Author: Hugh Blair

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:18922413

Category: English language

Page: 557

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Categories: English language

Figurative Meaning Construction in Thought and Language

Figurative Meaning Construction in Thought and Language

This volume brings together twelve usage-based studies conducted by leading researchers in language and cognition that explore core issues of figurativeness from the Cognitive Linguistics perspective.

Author: Annalisa Baicchi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261021

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 311

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This volume brings together twelve usage-based studies conducted by leading researchers in language and cognition that explore core issues of figurativeness from the Cognitive Linguistics perspective. The individual chapters reveal the central function of figurativeness in thought and its impact on language. Cognition relies on knowledge-structuring tools in the construction of meaning both mentally and linguistically. Collectively, the chapters delve into an array of topics that are crucial to future research in figurative meaning construction, especially on questions of identification and structure of figures, the figurative motivation of constructions, the impact of figurativeness on pragmatic and multimodal communication, and the correlation between figures and cognitive models.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Speech Writing and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

Speech  Writing  and Thought Presentation in 19th Century Narrative Fiction

4.5 Percentages of Words under the Speech, Writing, and Thought Tags (NI as
Part of Narration) in the 19th- and 20th-Century Corpora 76 4.6 Percentages and
Raw Figures of Tags for the Speech Presentation Scales in the 19th-Century ...

Author: Beatrix Busse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190212360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Reference to or quotation from someone's speech, thoughts, or writing is a key component of narrative. These reports further a narrative, make it more interesting, natural, and vivid, ask the reader to engage with it, and reflect historical cultural understandings of modes of discourse presentation. To a large extent, the way we perceive a story depends on the ways it presents discourse, and along with it, speech, writing, and thought. In this book, Beatrix Busse investigates speech, writing, and thought presentation in a corpus of 19th-century narrative fiction including Frankenstein, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Oliver Twist, and many others. At the intersection between corpus linguistics and stylistics, this book develops a new corpus-stylistic approach for systematically analyzing the different narrative strategies of discourse presentation in key pieces of 19th-century narrative fiction. Speech, Writing, and Thought Presentation in 19th-Century Narrative Fiction identifies diachronic patterns as well as unique authorial styles, and places them within their cultural-historical context. It also suggests ways for automatically identifying forms of discourse presentation, and shows that the presentation of characters' minds reflects an ideological as well as an epistemological concern about what cannot be reported, portrayed, or narrated. Through insightful interdisciplinary analysis, Busse demonstrates that discourse presentation fulfills the function of prospection and encapsulation, marks narrative progression, and shapes readers' expectations.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

French Philosophy Today

French Philosophy Today

Alain Badiou, Quentin Meillassoux, Catherine Malabou, Michel Serres and Bruno Latour: this comparative, critical analysis shows the promises and perils of new French philosophy's reformulation of the idea of the human.

Author: Christopher Watkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1474414737

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Alain Badiou, Quentin Meillassoux, Catherine Malabou, Michel Serres and Bruno Latour: this new generation of French philosophers is laying fresh claim to the human. Across a number of new strains of philosophy, they are rethinking humanity's relationships: to 'nature' and 'culture', to the objects that surround us, to the possibility of social and political change, to ecology and even to our own brains. Christopher Watkin draws out both the promises and perils of these new philosophies. And he shows just how high the stakes are for our technologically advanced but socially atomised and ecologically vulnerable society.
Categories: Philosophy

The Gorgianic Figures in Early Greek Prose

The Gorgianic Figures in Early Greek Prose

The Gorgianic Figures being σχήματα déçews , an antithesis of thought alone , of
which Anaximenes gives the example εγώ μεν τούτον νοσούντα εθεράπευσα ,
ούτος δ ' εμοί μεγίστων κακών αίτιος γέγονεν , deserves the name less than an ...

Author: John Cunningham Robertson

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101054852122

Category: Rhetoric, Ancient

Page: 41

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Categories: Rhetoric, Ancient

Figurative Language and Thought

Figurative Language and Thought

This is exactly what Quintilian set aside when he proposed to study only those
figures that are " artful . " TRADITIONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT FIGURATIVE
LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT The central concept of a theory of figure as I have ...

Author: Albert N. Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198026952

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Our understanding of the nature and processing of figurative language is central to several important issues in cognitive science, including the relationship of language and thought, how we process language, and how we comprehend abstract meaning. Over the past fifteen years, traditional approaches to these issues have been challenged by experimental psychologists, linguists, and other cognitive scientists interested in the structures of the mind and the processes that operate on them. In Figurative Language and Thought, internationally recognized experts in the field of figurative language, Albert Katz, Mark Turner, Raymond W. Gibbs Jr., and Cristina Cacciari, provide a coherent and focused debate on the subject. The book's authors discuss a variety of fundamental questions, including: What can figures of speech tell us about the structure of the conceptual system? If and how should we distinguish the literal from the nonliteral in our theories of language and thought? Are we primarily figurative thinkers and consequently figurative language users or the other way around? Why do we prefer to speak metaphorically in everyday conversation, when literal options may be available for use? Is metaphor the only vehicle through which we can understand abstract concepts? What role do cultural and social factors play in our comprehension of figurative language? These and related questions are raised and argued in an integrative look at the role of nonliteral language in cognition. This volume, a part of Counterpoints series, will be thought-provoking reading for a wide range of cognitive psychologists, linguists, and philosophers.
Categories: Psychology

The Art of Rhetoric

The Art of Rhetoric

The Art of Rhetoric is the manual for everyone who wants to know what rhetoric is, how it was employed in the forum or the courts, how it could be learned from the classic orators, and how it can be used whenever we speak for convincing, ...

Author: Giambattista Vico

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051839154

Category: Philosophy

Page: 307

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Gustavo Costa reviewing the Italian edition of Vico's Institutiones Oratoriae in New Vico Studies 9 (1991), has written that Rhetoric is the mainspring of an important trend of Vichian studies which initiated at the beginning of the twentieth century and had its manifestation in John D. Schaeffer's Sensus Communis: Vico, Rhetoric, and the Limits of Relativism (Durham: Duke University Press, 1990), where Schaeffer aptly noted, summing up a long exegetic tradition, Vico was imbued with rhetoric and convinced of its centrality to Western civilization. Unfortunately, the editions of Vico's works published in English have not yet included the Institutiones Oratoriae, which more or less reflects the lectures on rhetoric given by Vico at the University of Naples, starting with the academic year 1699-1700 and going through 1739-1741. The manual on rhetoric was used in Italy up to the end of the nineteenth century and established the common curriculum in rhetoric to be followed in all Universities. This English edition offers a text of the Institutiones complete on the base of the four known extant manuscripts. It offers the marginal glosses made by Vico's students, a collection of Vico's phrases and explanations of terms collected by some of the students, a glossary of Latin words and rhetorical terms from the Latin text, and a wealth of information in the commentary. The Art of Rhetoric is the manual for everyone who wants to know what rhetoric is, how it was employed in the forum or the courts, how it could be learned from the classic orators, and how it can be used whenever we speak for convincing, praising or motivating.
Categories: Philosophy

Religious Thought in England from the Reformation to the End of Last Century

Religious Thought in England  from the Reformation to the End of Last Century

These are ' figurative speeches . ' * In one place , where he speaks with great
decision , he beseeches his readers Cranmer be- not to take his words literally ,
not to suppose that because readers not to Christ is not corporally in the visible ...

Author: John Hunt

Publisher: London, Strahan

ISBN: OXFORD:600108134

Category: GREAT BRITAIN CHURCH HISTORY MODERN PERIOD

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Categories: GREAT BRITAIN CHURCH HISTORY MODERN PERIOD

Metaphor and Writing

Metaphor and Writing

This volume explains how metaphors, metonymies, and other figures of thought interact cognitively and rhetorically to tell us what writing is and what it should do.

Author: Philip Eubanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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This volume explains how metaphors, metonymies, and other figures of thought interact cognitively and rhetorically to tell us what writing is and what it should do. Drawing on interviews with writing professionals and published commentary about writing, it argues that our everyday metaphors and metonymies for writing are part of a figurative rhetoric of writing - a pattern of discourse and thought that includes ways we categorize writers and writing; stories we tell about people who write; conceptual metaphors and metonymies used both to describe and to guide writing; and familiar, yet surprisingly adaptable, conceptual blends used routinely for imagining writing situations. The book will give scholars a fresh understanding of concepts such as 'voice', 'self', 'clarity', 'power', and the most basic figure of all: 'the writer'.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines