Truth and Metaphor

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223503
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235117 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Truth and Metaphor

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This chapter examines the concept of truth and metaphor in relation to the philosophy of Plato. It explains that the metaphor's phenomenological task and movement from predication toward an apprehensive of “the thing itself” was started by Plato in the Seventh Epistle. However, this deictic movement was nipped in the bud by the publication of Aristotle's De Categoria, where things and their indicators disappear to leave their linguistic traces.

Keywords: Plato; truth; metaphor; deictic movement; Seventh Epistle; Aristotle; De Categoria

Chapter.  11137 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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