The Concept of Metaphor according to the philosophers C. S. Peirce and U. Eco – a tentative comparison

Signs - International Journal of Semiotics

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Title The Concept of Metaphor according to the philosophers C. S. Peirce and U. Eco – a tentative comparison
 
Creator Sørensen, Bent
 
Subject Peirce
Eco
metaphor
similarity and cognition
 
Description According to both Peirce and Eco metaphor can play an important role in the generation of sense and new knowledge. When Peirce defined metaphor as a hypoicon he was a scholastic realist. Before his “epistemic break” in the nineties Eco, on the other hand, was a nominalist - even though Eco was highly inspired by Peirce's ideas of signifying construction as an unlimited sign- exchanging process. This fundamental epistemological difference necessarily gives some evident differences in the perception of metaphor. Some of these differences will be presented in the following article.
 
Publisher University of Copenhagen, Department of Information Science
 
Date 2011-08-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26866
 
Source SIGNS; Årg. 5 (2011); 147-176
Signs - International Journal of Semiotics; Vol 5 (2011); 147-176
1902-8822
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26866/23626
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Bent Sørensen
 

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