Reification as the birth of metaphor

  • A. Sfard
  • Published 2010

Abstract

reflective acts of understanding (which may involve grasping of finitary propositions) are simply an extension of our understanding in this more basic sense of 'having a world'. (p. 102) The intimate understanding we are talking about is best explained through a comparison to the way people comprehend basic aspects of the physical world. The 'experiential… (More)

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