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Metaphor: Philosophical Issues
Lecture series introducing some of the main debates about metaphor in contemporary aesthetics and philosophy of language. No background in either philosophy of language or aesthetics is required. Questions considered include: Are there some thoughts that can only be expressed in metaphor? Why do we speak metaphorically, especially in describing how things look, sound, taste and smell? How do metaphors get the special meaning or content they have? And do metaphors have a non-literal meaning or content at all?
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James Grant, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, discusses the use of metaphor to describe music and other artworks. He discusses Christopher Peacocke's views on the expression of emotion in music, as well as Roger Scruton's view that hearing music involves metaphor.
Published 07/04/11
James Grant, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, discusses the use of metaphor to describe music and other artworks. He discusses Christopher Peacocke's views on the expression of emotion in music, as well as Roger Scruton's view that hearing music involves metaphor.
Published 07/04/11
James Grant, Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Oxford, discusses the question of how we succeed in communicating to others with metaphor. He also examines the question of whether all metaphors can be paraphrased.
Published 07/04/11
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