PHIL Guest Lecture – “Knowing: East and West” by Prof. Victoria Harrison
|22 Apr 2015|
Conceptual metaphor theory provides a useful tool with which to think about different philosophical traditions, as it can reveal the deep structure of networks of ideas. Conceptual metaphors are not just linguistic devices, rather they organise whole networks of thought, experience and activity. We can understand different philosophical traditions as having developed and matured around particular conceptual metaphors, each giving rise to a distinctive conception of both the practice and the goal of philosophy. I explore this idea, paying special attention to the conceptual metaphors that underlie ways of thinking about what it is to know something within Western, Indian and Chinese traditions.
|All are welcome|
|Philosophy and Religious Studies Programme|
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