Unformatted text preview: “argument is war” shapes the very essence by which we argue; people would experience argumentation in a completely different way if it were not based on the terms or winning and losing or attacking and defending. However in our culture in reference to democratic deliberation, winning and losing is very quintessence of argument, and it would be out of the ordinary to imagine it otherwise. So although metaphorical concepts can be extraordinary as they challenge many literal ways of thinking, they can also possess the ability to deceive us of our intellectual and behavioral capacities....
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- Spring '09
- Logic, Conceptual metaphor, George Lakoff, Democratic Deliberation CMCL222