Mind, metaphor, and science

Stanley D. Ivie

Metaphor is the language of the gods. It is the connecting link between the brain (organ) and the mind (thought). To think is to think metaphorically. Mind and metaphor are simply two different names for one and the same thing. All of the various academic disciplines-philosophy, psychology, and science-are the robust children of one or two root metaphors. The following root metaphors-mechanism, organism, and mind-have been instrumental in helping to shape not only western philosophy but also in fashioning the theory and practice of modern science.

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Stanley D. Ivie, 2017., Mind, metaphor, and science, International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol.5, Issue, 8, pp. 496-505