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...