One (does) Great Wonders LO28266

Date: 04/20/02

Replying to LO28193 --

Dear LO and Morty,

I quote Turner ;-) "but it was Aristotle who gave Burke the all-important
verb: "to do metaphor well is to see (consider) likenesses." When
Aristotle defines metaphor as the transfer of a noun from one thing to
another, he means transfer motivated by conceptual relations--either of
category (genus to species, species to genus, species to species) or of
analogy. Conceptual connection drives linguistic figuration: "To scatter
seed is to sow, but there is no word for the action of the sun in
scattering its fire. Yet this has to the sunshine the same relation as
sowing has to the seed, and so you have the phrase 'sowing the god-created

Become an artist Morty and all the problems you now mistakenly associate
with your unrivalled success will fall away, as like so many leaves upon a
spineless book;-)


Morty wrote,

"Andrew, you quoted: "When you hear that something you do not know is like
something you do know, you know them both." ( From the later Mohist
I think this principle is the source of a lot of mischief. To take what
you hear and put it in one of the boxes you already have is to see the
similarities, and miss the differences, the uniqueness of the new thing.
The problem is that we do think we "know them both." In fact, we don't
know the new if we merely see it as similar to the old.
We are always hearing from people who first learn about our work that it's
like cognitive therapy, or NLP, or something else. There is some
relationship between what we do and those disciplines, but there are more
differences, which never get seen because they think they understand it as
"like cognitive therapy."
Regards, Morty "


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