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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 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 (this category has been abandoned)
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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