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Beyond Words

Pictures, Parables, Paradoxes

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András Benedek and Kristóf Nyíri

Human thinking depends not only on words but also on visual imagery. Visual argumentation directly exploits the logic of the pictorial, while verbal arguments, too, draw on figurative language, and thus ultimately on images. In the centuries of handwritten documents and the printed book, our educational culture has been a predominantly verbal one. Today the challenge of the pictorial is explicit and conspicuous. In the digital world, we are experiencing an unprecedented wealth of images, animations and videos. But how should visual content be combined with traditional texts? This volume strives to present a broad humanities background showing how going beyond the word was always an issue in, and by now has become an inevitable challenge to, pedagogy and philosophy.
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Metaphorical Eternity in Action The Nonlinguistic Realization of Death Metaphors in Iranian Culture

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Mohsen Bakhtiar

Metaphorical Eternity in Action

The Nonlinguistic Realization of Death Metaphors in Iranian Culture

1.Introduction

In this paper relying on Conceptual Metaphor Theory, propounded by Lakoff and Johnson,1 I intend to find out how death metaphors are realized in Iranian culture. In other words, rather than focusing on the linguistic manifestations of death metaphors, I put emphasis on how conceptual metaphor contributes to and structures euphemistic action in Persian culture in connection with the concept of death. Furthermore, it will be shown what source domains are typically used in structuring death rituals among Iranians.

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