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As You Like It: Michel Meyer's Metaphor

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stephen R. Yarbrough, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Which comes first, the literal or the figurative meaning of a statement? Much of twentieth-century thought was directed toward answering this question. On its answer much seemed to depend: Does the world stabilize the play of language or does the play of language constitute our worlds? Is the figurative a deviation from the literal; or is the literal a deviation from the figurative?

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Publication
Revue internationale de philosophie . 61(242): 377-90.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Michel Meyer, propositionalism, representationalism, literalism