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Table of Contents

For each line in the table,



You may wish to consult the following:



Ideas as External Entities
Ideas as External Utterances
Ideas as Internal Utterances
Ideas as Persons or other Animate Beings
Ideas/Emotions as Physical Objects
Ideas as Physical Spaces
Ideas as Possessions
Ideas as Sharable Commodities
Mind as World-Definer (Ideas as Models)
Mind as Animate Being or Living Body
Mind Parts as Persons or other Animate Beings
Mind as Physical Object -- Miscellaneous
Mind as Physical Space
Emotional-Mind as Physical Space
Cognizing as Interacting with Non-Own-Mental Entities
Cognizing as Physical Sensing (with some exceptions)
Cognizing as Seeing

Miscellaneous Mental Metaphors
Undetermined Mental Metaphors


NON-Mental Metaphors

Metonymy (with comments on metaphor as well)



Questions? Email J.A.Barnden@cs.bham.ac.uk



Many of the metaphor descriptions accessible through the above table are based on the following article. Somewhat fuller discussion of some of the metaphors appears there.
Barnden, J.A. (1997):

   ``Consciousness and common-sense metaphors of mind.''

   In S. O'Nuallain, P. McKevitt \&  E. Mac Aogain (Eds), 
      Two Sciences of Mind:
            Readings in Cognitive Science And Consciousness, pp.311-340.
      John Benjamin.

   Electronically accessible in postscript






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