Metaphor and Meaning
Hyslop (Alec)
Source: Sorites 13, October 2001: 23-32
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Author’s Abstract

    The paper argues, against Davidson, that metaphorical utterances involve meaning other than literal meaning. The kind of meaning is a particular case of contextual meaning. It is argued that metaphorical meaning is not a case of speaker’s meaning (Searle), nor is it occasion meaning (Beardsley). I offer an explanation of why those metaphors that are not paraphrasable cannot be paraphrased.

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Filed electronically with the full edition of Sorites 13

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