volume 41, issue 3-4, P268-286 2014
DOI: 10.1163/15406253-0410304003
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Robert Elliott Allinson

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…

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