Thinking of Others

Thinking of Others

On the Talent for Metaphor

eBook - 2008
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In Thinking of Others, Ted Cohen argues that the ability to imagine oneself as another person is an indispensable human capacity--as essential to moral awareness as it is to literary appreciation--and that this talent for identification is the same as the talent for metaphor. To be able to see oneself as someone else, whether the someone else is a real person or a fictional character, is to exercise the ability to deal with metaphor and other figurative language. The underlying faculty, Cohen argues, is the same--simply the ability to think of one thing as another when it plainly is not. In an.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9781400828951
1400828953
9780691137469
0691137463
9780691154466
0691154465
1282157752
9781282157750
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 89 pages)

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