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Metaphors in the History of Psychology

Leary, David E. (Ed.).

 The author's thesis is that "all knowledge is ultimately rooted in metaphorical (or analogical) modes of perception and thought. Thus, metaphor necessarily plays a fundamental role in psychology" (p. 2). The use and misuse of metaphor in the following subject areas forms the bulk of the book: neuropsychology, emotion, scientific creativity, the history of psychology, behaviorism, social psychology, psychopathology (i.e., unwanted conduct), and the history of psychological discourse. Leary provides introductory and closing chapters, the title of the latter being "Metaphors, Theory, and Practice in the History of Psychology."
Publisher Information:New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. 383p. Chap. bibl; 2 figs; Name Index: 369-380; Subject Index: 381-383; 3 tables
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