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Lyon, Gordon. 2000. Philosophical perspectives on metaphor. Language Sciences 22 (2) : 137–153. 17 pp.
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In this article, I offer a survey of the contributions of recent philosophy of language to the study of metaphor. I shall not discuss the ways in which metaphor has been treated in other branches of recent philosophy, for example the philosophy of science, nor, of course, the contributions of linguistics proper. Occasionally, I shall put forward a few ideas of my own, which have been suggested by the philosophical literature on the topic. (Gordon Lyon)