The rule of metaphor : the creation of meaning in language
Part of the Routledge Classics series
Paul Ricoeur is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished philosophers of our time.
In "The Rule of Metaphor" he seeks "to show how language can extend itself to its very limits, forever discovering new resonances within itself".
Recognizing the fundamental power of language in constructing the world we perceive, Ricoeur reveals the processes by which linguistic imagination creates and recreates meaning through metaphor.
Taking further his acclaimed analysis of the power of myth and symbol, Ricoeur invites us to explore the many layers of language in order to rediscover what that meaning might be.