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The Mind is a Metaphor
A Database of Eighteenth-Century Metaphors of Mind

This collection of eighteenth-century metaphors of mind is part of ascholarly study of the metaphors and root-images appealed to by thenovelists, poets, dramatists, essayists, philosophers, belle lettrists,preachers, and pamphleteers of the eighteenth century. While thedatabase does include metaphors from classical sources, from Shakespeareand Milton, the King James Bible, and more recent texts, it does notpretend to any depth or density of coverage in literature other thanthat of the British eighteenth century.

EDIT: (Forgot the link) http://mind-metaphor.stanford.edu/
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coldspaghetti From: coldspaghetti Date: August 29th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't get it. What collection of eighteenth-century metaphors are they talking about?
darkman424 From: darkman424 Date: August 29th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brad Pasanek at the Annenberg Center for Communication is working on a thesis project about metaphors for the human mind in 18th century literature; a kind of view of the steampunk vision of the brain in an era when mechanism was all.
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