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Metaphors in Arts and Science (Preprint)

Veit, Walter and Milan, Ney (2021) Metaphors in Arts and Science (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

Metaphors abound in both the arts and in science. Due to the traditional division between these enterprises as one concerned with aesthetic values and the other with epistemic values there has unfortunately been very little work on the relation between metaphors in the arts and sciences. In this paper, we aim to remedy this omission by defending a continuity thesis regarding the function of metaphor across both domains, that is, metaphors fulfill any of the same functions in science as they do in the arts. Importantly, this involves the claim that metaphors in arts as well as science have both epistemic and aesthetic functions.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Milan, Neymilan.j.ney@gmail.com
Keywords: metaphor; models; creativity; science; arts; representation: aesthetics
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 14:28
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 14:28
Item ID: 18597
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
General Issues > History of Philosophy of Science
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18597

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