Salomon Maimon and the Metaphorical Nature of Language

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Title:Salomon Maimon and the Metaphorical Nature of Language
Creators:
Pargačová, Lucie; aesthetics at ff dot cuni dot cz; Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 46, 2, pp. 167-177
Uncontrolled Keywords:Maimon S., metaphor, language, Sulzer J. G., history of aesthetics

Abstract

This article is concerned with the metaphorical nature of language in the conception of Salomon Maimon (1753–1800), one of the most distinctive figures of post-Kantian philosophy. He was continuously challenging the theories that attributed a metaphorical character to language, which were widespread in eighteenth-century British, French, and German philosophy. Particularly notable was his attack on Johann Georg Sulzer (1720–1779). The core of the dispute concerned different views on the relationship between the sphere of the senses and the sphere of the intellect. Whereas Sulzer understood them simply as analogical, Maimon dissolved the disparity, convinced that each stems, albeit separately, from the transcendental activity of consciousness. He applied this method of argumentation also in essays on literal meaning and figurative meaning.

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Title:Salomon Maimon and the Metaphorical Nature of Language
Translated title:Salomon Maimon and the Metaphorical Nature of Language
Creators:
Pargačová, Lucie; aesthetics at ff dot cuni dot cz; Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:Maimon S., metaphor, language, Sulzer J. G., history of aesthetics
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 8. Section of Historical Sciences > Institute of Art History > Estetika (Aesthetics)
Journal or Publication Title:Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics
Volume:46
Number:2
Page Range:pp. 167-177
ISSN:0014 –1291
Publisher:Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
ID Code:4678
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:24 Feb 2010 14:20
Last Modified:25 Feb 2010 13:08

Citation

Pargačová, Lucie (2009) Salomon Maimon and the Metaphorical Nature of Language. Estetika: The Central European Journal of Aesthetics, 46 (2). pp. 167-177. ISSN 0014 –1291

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