Metaphor and Argument

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Dr Karey Harrison 2010 "Argument – the limits of logic", Seminar, Faculty of Arts, USQ, 25 August. In this paper I argue that metaphor analysis is the foundation of argument, rather than formal deductive logic. This paper argues that when causal relations are important, or the relevant features of a situation do not fit container and part-whole schemas, formal logic may not be useful as a guide to reasoning about the situation. The relevance of formal logic for natural language...

Anthropology and Parallelism : The Individual as a Universal

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It is difficult to define perspective within sets that are self belonging. For example in the study of mankind, anthropology, both men and their studies fall into the same category that contains the topic outline. This situation entails a universal quality of uniqueness, an instance of, to the topic of anthropology that almost may be viewed in parallel to the topic of nature as the set of unique particulars. Yet one might assent to the notion in the inclusive study of man, anthropology,...
Authors: Marvin Kirsh

Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious

submitted by: dougramsey
We think of intelligence as a deliberate, conscious activity guided by the laws of logic. Yet much of our mental life is unconscious, based on processes alien to logic: gut feelings, or intuitions. I argue that intuition is more than impulse and caprice; it has its own rationale. This can be described by fast and frugal heuristics, which exploit evolved abilities in our brain. Heuristics ignore information and try to focus on the few important reasons. More information, more time, even more...