The Rule of Metaphor: The Creation of Meaning in Language, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Rule of Metaphor

The Creation of Meaning in Language, 3rd Edition

By Paul Ricoeur

Routledge

464 pages

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Paperback: 9780415312806
pub: 2003-08-21
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Paul Ricoeur is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished philosophers of our time. In The Rule of Metaphor he seeks 'to show how language can extend itself to its very limits, forever discovering new resonances within itself'. Recognizing the fundamental power of language in constructing the world we perceive, it is a fruitful and insightful study of how language affects how we understand the world, and is also an indispensable work for all those seeking to retrieve some kind of meaning in uncertain times.

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'I do not think that anyone would fail to find illumination and challenge in reading him.' - Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Paul Ricoeur (1913-). One of the world's major philosophical thinkers, Professor Emeritus of the University of Paris X (Nanterre) and of the University of Chicago.

About the Series

Routledge Classics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General