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From Kant's monogram to conceptual blending

Ruthrof, H. (2011) From Kant's monogram to conceptual blending. Philosophy Today, 55 (2). pp. 111-126.

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Abstract

The authors do so by subdividing Vorstellungen into "mental spaces," interacting with one another in infinite variations. [...] grammatical entities such as if or maybe yield hypothetical or possible mental spaces, respectively. Since it rests on a pars pro toto fallacy, arbitrariness must be restricted to the signifier, restoring the signified to its proper status as motivated, which makes the linguistic sign as a whole into a partly arbitrary and partly motivated hybrid.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: DePaul University
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URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/4864
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