Simona Cresti

Cognitive metaphor and Place Phenomenology

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Keywords: Cognitive Metaphor; Experientialism; Phenomenology; Place; Space.

Although Lakoff and Jonson's theory of metaphor arises in a theoretical context that refuses the categorization models based of the «aristotelic» concept of meaning, it conserve some traditional features - such as the geometric ideas of mapping and of translation - that generate problems in the definition of the authors' experientialist proposal. This article aims at showing how the reference to Merleau-Ponty's ontology, in which the ideas of spatial relationships and spatial movements are reconsidered in light of the paradigm of the phenomenology of place, highlights those problems and suggests their rethinking.

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