Saturday, October 04, 2014

Language, Metaphor & Reality (Institute of Art and Ideas)

Political theorist and labour peer Maurice Glasman, language expert and metaphor designer Michael Erard, and post-postmodern Closure theorist Hilary Lawson debate the power of metaphors in this video from The Institute of Art and Ideas.

Language, Metaphor and Reality

Published on Sept 19, 2014

The relationship of language to the world has been central to philosophy for at least a century. But what is the role of metaphor? Is it simply an adornment to everyday description or might it be central to explaining how we conceive of and create reality?
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