[Humanist] 29.642 revealing analogies
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 29, No. 642.
Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:42:58 +0100
From: "Dr. Hartmut Krech" <kr538 at zfn.uni-bremen.de>
Subject: Re: [Humanist] 29.637 revealing analogies
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Thank you very much for sharing your literary references.
They are valuable for the initiate as well as the
non-expert, and they inspire me to quote from a text Octavio
Paz wrote for his 'Los Hijos del Limo' (Barcelona, 1974):
"Analogy is the metaphor in which otherness dreams itself as
unity and the difference conceives itself illusionarily as
identity." I'm translating here from the German translation,
because I don't have the Spanish original at hand, this
process perhaps itself being a revealing sidenote about the
efficacy and the tragedy of analogy and metaphor. One might
also confront heuristic metaphoric modelling with Hans
Blumenberg's metaphorology (Archiv fÃ¼r Begriffsgeschichte.
Band 6 , S. 5â142) where he identifies 'absolute
metaphors' that escape logicity as 'basic ingredients of
philosophical language' and burdens to objectivity.
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