Waking up Sleeping Metaphors: A Cognitive Approach to Parmenides’ Two Ways of Enquiry

Chiara Ferella

Veröffentlicht in: Volume 6
Jahr: 2017
DOI: 10.17169/FUDOCS_document_000000027286
Shortlink: edition-topoi.org/articles/details/1229
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Abstract

This paper discusses the notions of sleeping and waking metaphors, activation of metaphoricity and deliberate metaphor use in the poem of Parmenides of Elea. I analyse certain metaphors in Parmenides’ text, which I understand as linguistic realizations of the conceptual metaphor an argument defines a path. I show that these are sleeping metaphors, and that Parmenides woke them up at the outset of his philosophical discourse. By identifying rhetorical devices which indicate Parmenides’ deliberateness when activating sleeping metaphors, I show to what extent and to what goals deliberate metaphors are powerful tools in Parmenides’ philosophical discourse.

Autoren

Chiara Ferella

Chiara Ferella studierte Klassische Philologie an den Universitäten L’Aquila, Cambridge, Pisa und München. Sie ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in der DFG-geförderten Graduiertenschule 1876 Early Concepts of Humans and Nature: Universal, Specific, Interchanged. Sie ist gegenwärtig Fellow am Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies für Frühe griechische Philosophie.


Citation

Chiara Ferella, "Waking up Sleeping Metaphors: A Cognitive Approach to Parmenides’ Two Ways of Enquiry", in: eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies, Volume 6 (2017), 107–130
BibTeX
@article{Ferella2017,
  author = {Chiara Ferella},
  title = {Waking up Sleeping Metaphors: A Cognitive Approach to Parmenides’ Two Ways of Enquiry},
  journaltitle = {eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies},
  journalshorttitle = {eTopoi},
  pages = {107-130},
  series = {Berlin Studies of the Ancient World},
  volume = {6},
  date = {2017},
  publisher = {Exzellenzcluster 264 Topoi},
  location = {Berlin},
  url = {http://edition-topoi.org/articles/details/1229},
  urldate = {2019-06-26},
  doi = {10.17169/FUDOCS_document_000000027286},
}