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Boyd, Richard. 1979. Metaphor and theory change: What is 'metaphor' a metaphor for? In Ortony, Andrew, ed. Metaphor and thought. Cambridge University Press. pp. 356–408.
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B. argues that there exists an important class of metaphors which play a role in the development and articulation of theories in relatively mature sciences, and that the use of metaphor is one of the many devices available to the scientific community to accomplish the task of accommodation of language to the causal structure of the world.

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