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  • Dreyfus, Hubert, What Computers Can't Do: The Limits of Artificial Intelligence, 2nd ed. (First ed., 1972)
  • Fodor, Jerry, Representations: Essays on the Foundations of Cognitive Science, Harvard Press (UK) and MIT Press (US)
  • Hofstadter, Douglas, Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid. Basic Books. (Won Pulitzer Prize in 1980.)
  • Kripke, Saul, "A Puzzle about Belief", In: Meaning and Use, edited by A. Margalit. Dordrecht and Boston: Reidel.
  • Lewis, David, "Prisoners' Dilemma is a Newcomb Problem," Philosophy and Public Affairs, 8, pp 235-40.
  • Lewis, David, "Counterfactual Dependence and Time's Arrow," Nous, 13, pp 455-76.
  • Lewis, David, "Scorekeeping in a Language Game," Journal of Philosophical Logic, 8, pp 339-59.
  • Lewis, David, "Attitude De Dicto and De Se," Philosophical Review, 88, pp 513-43.
  • Lewis, David, "Lucas against Mechanism II," Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 9, pp 373-76.
  • McDowell, John, "Virtue and Reason," The Monist, lxii, 331-50; reprinted in Stanley G. Clarke and Evan Simpson, eds., Anti-Theory in Ethics and Moral Conservatism (SUNY Press, Albany, 1989), pp. 87-109
  • Ortony, Andrew (ed.), Metaphor and Thought, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Note: Some authors and contents may not have originated in 1979, but included in the revised edition in 1993.)
    • Metaphor, language and thought, Andrew Ortony
    • More about metaphor, Max Black
    • Part I. Metaphor and Meaning
    • Figurative speech and linguistics, Jerrold M. Saddock
    • The semantics of metaphor, L. Jonathan Cohen
    • Some problems with the notion of literal meanings, David E. Rumelhart
    • Metaphor, John R. Searle
    • Language, concepts, and worlds: Three domains of metaphor, Samuel R. Levin
    • Observations on the pragmatics of metaphor, Jerry L. Morgan
    • Part II. Metaphor and Representation
    • Generative metaphor: A perspective on problem-setting in social policy, Donald A. Schön
    • The conduit metaphor: A case of frame conflict in our language about language, Michael J. Reddy
    • The contemporary theory of metaphor, George Lakoff
    • Process and products in making sense of tropes, Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
    • Metaphor, induction, and social policy: The Convergence of macroscopic and microscopic views, Robert J. Sternberg and Roger Tourangeau
    • Part III. Metaphor and Understanding
    • Psychological processes in metaphor comprehension and memory, Allan Paivio and Mary Walsh
    • The interpretation of novel metaphors, Bruce Fraser
    • The role of similarity in similes and metaphors, Andrew Ortony
    • Images and models, Similes and Metaphors, George A. Miller
    • How Metaphors Work, Sam Glucksberg and Boaz Keysar
    • Metaphor and irony: two levels of understanding, Ellen Winner and Howard Gardner
    • Part IV. Metaphor and Science
    • The shift from metaphor to analogy in western science, Dedre Gentner and Michael Jeziorski
    • Metaphor and theory change: What is ‘metaphor’ a metaphor for? Richard Boyd
    • Metaphor in science, Thomas S. Kuhn
    • Metaphorical imprecision and the ‘top-down’ research strategy, Zenon W. Pylyshyn
    • Part V. Metaphor and Education
    • The instructive metaphor: metaphoric aids to students’ understanding of science, Richard E. Mayer
    • Metaphor and learning, Hugh G. Petrie and Rebecca S. Oshlag
    • Learning without metaphor, Thomas F. Green
    • Educational uses of metaphor, Thomas G. Sticht
  • Osgood, Charles E., Focus on Meaning: Explorations in Semantic Space. Mouton Publishers.
  • Osgood, Charles E., "What is a Language?" In: Aaronson, D. & Rieber, R. (eds.) Psycholinguistic Research: Implications and Applications. Hillsdale, N.J.: Erlbaum. pp. 189-228.
  • Perry, John, "The Problem of the Essential Indexical." Noûs 13, no. 1: 3 – 21.
  • Popper, Karl, Objective Knowledge: An Evolutionary Approach, Rev. ed. (First ed., 1972)
  • Rorty, Richard, Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
  • Searle, John, Expression and Meaning
    • Introduction
    • Origins of the essays
    • 1. A taxonomy of illocutionary acts
    • 2. Indirect speech acts
    • 3. The logical status of fictional discourse
    • 4. Metaphor
    • 5. Literal meaning
    • 6. Referential and attributive
    • 7. Speech acts and recent linguistics



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