Metaphor In Philosophy

Reply Tue 26 Aug, 2014 04:17 am
Descartes' 'malicious demon' has got to be somewhere high up, though it may not strictly speaking be a metaphor but a figure of speculation. For me though, I interpret the idea of this demon being a personification of the idea that everything we perceive with our senses may not and cannot impossibly be an illusion.
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Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2016 10:41 am
The Wealth of Nations came from the Psalm where of course the entire context is different
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Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2016 10:43 am
To understand means 'to stand under' so there is a huge metaphor.
mark noble
Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 06:06 am
To 'undertand' means to comprehend, not 'stand-under'.
If you just make things up - You'll be guilty of 'false-measures'.
But, being a catholic means you can buy yourself out of sin - So I guess my point is redundant.
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Reply Tue 2 May, 2017 07:08 pm
Hi. I haven't been on this site for years, but I came back recently because it was once a forum strictly for philosophy. This forum was my first philosophy forum, which I'm a little sentimental about, since (for all their failings) it's a special thing to talk that high fine talk anonymously.

Anyway, I agree that in this case the "all or nothing" approach is actually justified. We can become aware of structures in our thinking that are just always there when we look. Metaphor is at the center of our thinking nature, it seems.
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