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Original scientific paper

The Myth of Embodied Metaphor

Nikola Kompa ; Institute of Philosophy, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany


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Abstract

According to a traditionally infl uential idea metaphors have mostly ornamental value. Current research, on the other hand, stresses the cognitive purposes metaphors serve. According to the Conceptual Theory of Metaphor (CTM, for short), e.g., expressions are commonly used metaphorically in order to conceptualize abstract and mental phenomena. More specifically, proponents of CTM claim that abstract terms are understood by means of metaphors and that metaphor comprehension, in turn, is embodied. In this paper, I will argue that CTM fails on both counts.

Keywords

Conceptual theory of metaphor, embodied metaphor, abstract terms, simulation

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195053

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/195053

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