Abstract:I argue that it is only on the condition of a preconceptual understanding that Zhuangzi’s metaphors can be cognitive. Kimchong Chong holds that the choice between metaphors as noncognitive and cognitive is a choice between Allinson and Davidson. Chong’s view of metaphors possessing multivalence is reducible to Davidson’s choice, because there is no built-in parameter between multivalence and limitless valence. If Zhuangzi’s metaphors were multivalent, the text would be subject to infinite interpretive viewpoin… Show more
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