The rule of metaphor : Multi-disciplinary studies of the creation of meaning in language

by Paul Ricœur

Hardcover, 1977

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Available

Publication

Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, 1977.

Description

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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member ludovicofischer
Very didactic and insttructive if you are interested in philosophy of language, hermeneutics.
As a bonus, contains a reading of Aristotle's Poetics and of Derrida's La mythologie blanche.

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