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Concepts as Metaphors

Sam Glucksberg

in Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the roles that metaphor might play in conceptual representation. Lakoff's conceptual metaphor theory argues that abstract concepts, such as “theory”, are understood in terms of ... More


The making of an abstract concept: Natural number

Susan Carey

in The Making of Human Concepts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199549221
eISBN:
9780191724152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549221.003.013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter argues for three points: First, it denies that nonhuman animals or human infants lack the capacity to represent abstract concepts. In particular, it argues that the initial state ... More


Lines of Thought: Central Concepts in Cognitive Psychology

Lance Rips

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195183054
eISBN:
9780199865109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183054.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book addresses how we are able to think about abstract possibilities: How can we think about math, despite the immateriality of numbers, sets, and other mathematical entities? How are we able to ... More


Herbert Hart and the Semantic Sting

Timothy A. O. Endicott

in Hart’s Postscript: Essays on the Postscript to ‘The Concept of Law’

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299080
eISBN:
9780191685606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299080.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the criticism of semantic sting in Herbert Hart's definition of law in his The Concept of Law. It discusses Ronald Dworkin's interpretive theory of law as an alternative to ... More


The Conceptual System

Zoltán Kövecses

in Where Metaphors Come From: Reconsidering Context in Metaphor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224868
eISBN:
9780190224882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224868.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter focuses attention on issues pertaining to abstract concepts in the conceptual system. Modal, or experientialist, theories of conceptual systems have a problem: If abstract concepts are ... More


Religious Education and Beauty

Andrew Greeley and Paul Wink

in The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238176
eISBN:
9780520938779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238176.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The beauty of Catholic heritage inspires immense religious awe in the mass psyche and enables adherence to faith. Beauty, by way of brief introductory description, is a dimension of an object, event, ... More


Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Special Needs

Alice M. Hammel and Ryan M. Hourigan

in Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs: A Label-Free Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195395402
eISBN:
9780197562819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195395402.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

Every successful music educator has a curriculum that contains a scope (overarching goals) and sequence (how we will achieve our goals and in what order) that are critical to reaching meaningful ... More


Begriffsspaltung III: Δίκη‎

Athanassios Vergados

in Hesiod's Verbal Craft: Studies in Hesiod's Conception of Language and its Ancient Reception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198807711
eISBN:
9780191845536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807711.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The present chapter discusses another important abstract concept, viz. dike. This time we are not confronted with an abstraction that can have both a positive and a negative aspect, expressed through ... More


Begriffsspaltung II: Αἰδώς‎ and Νέμεσις‎

Athanassios Vergados

in Hesiod's Verbal Craft: Studies in Hesiod's Conception of Language and its Ancient Reception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198807711
eISBN:
9780191845536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807711.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores two further ‘split’ abstract concepts presented in the Works and Days, Aidos (‘Shame/Awe’) and Nemesis (‘Righteous Indignation’). It is shown that not only are there ... More


The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Michael Marder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in ... More


Begriffsspaltung I: Ἔρις‎ and Ζῆλος‎

Athanassios Vergados

in Hesiod's Verbal Craft: Studies in Hesiod's Conception of Language and its Ancient Reception

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198807711
eISBN:
9780191845536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807711.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines Eris (‘Strife’) and Zelos (‘emulation/jealousy’), two ‘split’ abstract concepts presented programmatically at the opening of the Works and Days. It argues that what appears in ... More


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