The aesthetics in and of metaphor

Ramírez, Rafael (2003) The aesthetics in and of metaphor. Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie, 9 (21). pp. 123-132.


In this paper, I argue that metaphor is a useful tool in advancing scientific understanding because of its aesthetic characteristics. My argument is grounded on the transition from ‘gene’ to ‘genetic program’ in scientific development. I propose that metaphor provides language with the possibility of integrating discursive and presentational symbol systems – the latter are used to represent experiences we qualify as aesthetic ones. These jointly permit felt experience to be shared, for metaphor allows both forms of symbolization to be integrated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Aesthetics; Metaphor; Scientific development
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2012 16:49
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 11:21

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