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The Futures of Metaphor
By W. Clark Gilpin A major “hallmark of wisdom,” according to Paul Baltes, “is knowing how, where, and when to take risks and to deal with uncertainty” (Baltes & Smith, 2008). Sometimes this risk-taking entails detective work that resolves the uncertainties

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  • Wed, Nov 7 2012 9:43 AM

    Brenda Huskey

    By W. Clark Gilpin A major “hallmark of wisdom,” according to Paul Baltes, “is knowing how, where, and when to take risks and to deal with uncertainty” (Baltes & Smith, 2008). Sometimes this risk-taking entails detective work that resolves the uncertainties
  • Fri, Nov 9 2012 3:10 PM

    Andreas Mannal

    Wisdom is not a hedge fund for the investment of life, but a commitment to truth. It uses 'metaphor' as a way to communicate that commitment. This commitment to truth by wisdom is political in nature rather than intellectual or religious. Wisdom
  • Wed, Nov 28 2012 9:50 AM

    Johanna Brankaer

    It's interesting to consider Blumenberg's concept of the "absolute metaphor". I've studied this phenomenon in the context of biblical material. I think W.C. Gilpin is right in suggesting that metaphors come into play in a context
  • Wed, Nov 28 2012 5:59 PM

    Tom Flanagan

    The issue is not whether looking at a situation through one metaphor masks the view that could be offered by looking through another metaphor. We must make peace with the fact that perspectives are distinct. The issue which could mislead us is over-reliance
  • Mon, Dec 10 2012 8:38 PM

    peter hodgson

    W. Clark Gilpin writes that figurative language shapes how we "understand the connection between present decision and uncertain future." The renegade 's' in the title of his article, "The Futures of Metaphor," effects its own
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