Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 7.11 (2020)

Título:How Metaphors Guide, Teach and Popularize Science
Autores/as:Beger, Anke; Smith, Thomas H.
Año de publicación:2020
Lugar de edición:Amstedam / Philadelphia
Editorial:John Bejamins
Descripción

Metaphors are essential to scientists themselves and strongly influence science communication. Through careful analyses of metaphors actually used in science texts, recordings, and videos, this book explores the essential functions of conceptual metaphor in the conduct of science, teaching of science, and how scientific ideas are promoted and popularized. With an accessible introduction to theory and method this book prepares scientists, science teachers, and science writers to take advantage of recent shifts in metaphor theories and methods. Metaphor specialists will find theoretical issues explored in studies of bacteriology, cell reproduction, marine biology, physics, brain function and social psychology. We see the degree of conscious or intentional use of metaphor in shaping our conceptual systems and constraining inferences. Metaphor sources include social structure, embodied experience, abstract or mathematical formulations. The results are sometimes innovative hypotheses and robust conclusions; other times pedagogically useful, if inaccurate, stepping stones or, at worst, misleading fictions.

Temática:Lingüística cognitiva, Semántica
Índice

Chapter 1. Introduction

Anke Beger and Thomas H. Smith
 
Part I. Metaphor in natural science and science education – an overview
 
Chapter 2. Social metaphors in cellular and molecular biology
Theodore L. Brown
 
Chapter 3. Coordinating metaphors in science, learning and instruction: The case of energy
Tamer G. Amin
 
Part II. Metaphor in science popularization – concepts of biology and biochemistry
 
Chapter 4. Metaphor and the popularization of contested technologies
Bettina Bock von Wülfingen
 
Chapter 5. To be or not to be: Reconsidering the metaphors of apoptosis in press popularisation articles
Julia T. Williams Camus
 
Chapter 6. Non-verbal and multimodal metaphors bring biology into the picture
José Manuel Ureña Gómez-Moreno
 
Part III. Metaphors in specific fields of social sciences and the humanities
 
Chapter 7. Three metaphors in social science: Use patterns and usefulness, separately and together
Thomas H. Smith
 
Chapter 8. The brain is a computer and the mind is its program: Following a metaphor’s path from its birth to teaching philosophy decades later
Anke Beger
 
Conclusion: When metaphors serve scientific ends
Thomas H. Smith and Anke Beger
 
Index
ColecciónFigurative Thought and Language, 6
Formato:Hardbound
Págs.:332
ISBN-13:9789027205070
Precio: 99,00 EUR      USD 99.00


Fecha de publicación en Infoling:7 de julio de 2020
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