Metaphorically Thinking

This post is part 2 of a series. Click for part 1. In the first post of this series, we saw how metaphors not only show up in our everyday "literal" language, but how those metaphors help us make sense of the world. Furthermore, according to the Theory of Metaphorical Concepts, metaphors go as deep …

Metaphorically Speaking

"Speaking? Don't you mean metaphorically thinking?" Metaphors fit the bill of today's discussion. But don't worry you second-hand journalists, you pitiful poets, you wanna-be literary gods, for this article isn't for the writers of society and it isn't about literary metaphors. It is about cognitive metaphors, those constructs through which we experience the world. "Wait…metaphors …