Metaphorical Vision: Changes in Western Attitudes to the Environment

  title={Metaphorical Vision: Changes in Western Attitudes to the Environment},
  author={William K. Mills},
Abstract. Metaphor plays a fundamental role in our perception and comprehension of our environment, not just as a means of escape from customary vision but, more importantly, as the means whereby that customary vision first becomes established. Societies differ in “metaphorical vision” because their vision of the world derives from different metaphors. Three periods in the history of the Western world are distinguished. In the Middle Ages, nature was seen primarily as a book. In the Renaissance… CONTINUE READING