Metaphor in Scientific Thinking

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Metaphor in Scientific Thinking Understanding the Unfamiliar Monday, June 13, 2011
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My sources • 40 years of trying to extract meaning from scientific data • G. Lakoff & M. Johnson, Metaphors We Live By , Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003 Monday, June 13, 2011
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Metaphor is basic to language • our knowledge of the world is experiential • we use this experience to create metaphors about that which we cannot experience Monday, June 13, 2011
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What do we experience? • substances and entities • direction and orientation • movement and distance • manipulation • size and weight • containers and boundaries Monday, June 13, 2011
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are people: He is the father of modern biology. His ideas will live on forever. are plants: His ideas have finally come to fruition . Mathematics has many branches . are products: We’re really turning out new ideas. We need to take the rough edges off that idea. are money: Let me put in my two cents worth . He has a wealth of ideas. are fashions: That idea went out of style years ago, sociobiology is in these days. are cutting instruments: She has
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course BIOLOGY bsc2011L taught by Professor Dr.tschinkel during the Fall '11 term at FSU.

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