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Table of Contents

For each line in the table,

You may wish to consult the following:

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