Thinking of Others: On the Talent for Metaphor

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In Thinking of Others , Ted Cohen argues that the ability to imagine oneself as another person is an indispensable human capacity--as essential to moral awareness as it is to literary appreciation--and that this talent for identification is the same as the talent for metaphor. To be able to see oneself as someone else, whether the someone else is a real person or a fictional character, is to exercise the ability to deal with metaphor and other figurative language. The underlying faculty, Cohen argues, is the same--simply ...

Thinking of Others: On the Talent for Metaphor 2012, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691154466

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Thinking of Others: On the Talent for Metaphor 2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691137469

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