The reflection on the role of metaphor as a heuristic tool is nowadays established and quite classic. The fundamental hypothesis, which I will adopt in this paper, is that metaphor can guide us towards new fields of meaning and epistemic perspectives. However, as will be seen, this also implies cognitively less desirable consequences. All of this is analysed thanks the interesting case of transhumanism

Science and Illusion. Metaphors and Visions of the Posthuman

Allegra A
2017

Abstract

The reflection on the role of metaphor as a heuristic tool is nowadays established and quite classic. The fundamental hypothesis, which I will adopt in this paper, is that metaphor can guide us towards new fields of meaning and epistemic perspectives. However, as will be seen, this also implies cognitively less desirable consequences. All of this is analysed thanks the interesting case of transhumanism
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
Science and Illusion.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione Editoriale (PDF)
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 219.01 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
219.01 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12071/449
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
social impact