Tag Archives: Metaphor
Hidden in Plain Sight: On Reflection
Mirrors have interesting cultural connotations. They have been superstitiously seen as portals to another dimension through which spirits or demons can traverse, as status symbols for the wealthy to collect because silvering and glass-making technology was so difficult, rare, and … Continue reading →
Through the Crack in Consciousness: Nietzschean Metaphorizing
Or, on the Philia of Human Being Nietzsche creates metaphors with words and phrases the way the eyes create neural metaphors out of photons, and the way the brain creates cognitive metaphors out of neurochemical impulses received from optic nerves—phenomenological … Continue reading →
Being Human: On the Metaphorizing Instinct
“What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and; anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be … Continue reading →
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