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DESIRE Conceptualizations and Culture in the Scottish Enlightenment

Nordland, Hugo LU (2010) ENGK01 20092
English Studies
Abstract (Undetermined)
An historical approach to language is crucial to both our understanding
of language development and of how emotions are conceptualized,
not only as they are in our present day but also how they have been
conceptualized throughout time and what the underlying mechanisms
are that shape these conceptualizations. The main aim of the present
study will be to examine how important philosophers of the Scottish
enlightenment conceptualized DESIRE metaphorically.
The forces of creation behind conceptualizations in language have
been explained in different ways. One was presented by George Lakoff
in 1987, he claimed, with reference to research made by a group of
psychologists; the Ekman group, that conceptualizations of emotions
can be... (More)
An historical approach to language is crucial to both our understanding
of language development and of how emotions are conceptualized,
not only as they are in our present day but also how they have been
conceptualized throughout time and what the underlying mechanisms
are that shape these conceptualizations. The main aim of the present
study will be to examine how important philosophers of the Scottish
enlightenment conceptualized DESIRE metaphorically.
The forces of creation behind conceptualizations in language have
been explained in different ways. One was presented by George Lakoff
in 1987, he claimed, with reference to research made by a group of
psychologists; the Ekman group, that conceptualizations of emotions
can be explained physiologically. His illustrating example is a study
on the concept of ANGER in modern American-english. The suggestion
is that the reason that the most important conceptualizations of
ANGER are ANGER IS THE HEAT OF A FLUID IN A CONTAINER
and ANGER IS FIRE is due to the fact that our body temperatures
in fact rise as we get angry. As a consequence, claims where
made that this theory would be culturally independent, the physiological
theory was not believed to be contradicted by any conceptualizations
in any language across the world and neither through historical
time. (Gevaert 2007:3 (Less)
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Nordland, Hugo LU
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ENGK01 20092
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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English
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2760484
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@misc{2760484,
  abstract     = {An historical approach to language is crucial to both our understanding
of language development and of how emotions are conceptualized,
not only as they are in our present day but also how they have been
conceptualized throughout time and what the underlying mechanisms
are that shape these conceptualizations. The main aim of the present
study will be to examine how important philosophers of the Scottish
enlightenment conceptualized DESIRE metaphorically.
The forces of creation behind conceptualizations in language have
been explained in different ways. One was presented by George Lakoff
in 1987, he claimed, with reference to research made by a group of
psychologists; the Ekman group, that conceptualizations of emotions
can be explained physiologically. His illustrating example is a study
on the concept of ANGER in modern American-english. The suggestion
is that the reason that the most important conceptualizations of
ANGER are ANGER IS THE HEAT OF A FLUID IN A CONTAINER
and ANGER IS FIRE is due to the fact that our body temperatures
in fact rise as we get angry. As a consequence, claims where
made that this theory would be culturally independent, the physiological
theory was not believed to be contradicted by any conceptualizations
in any language across the world and neither through historical
time. (Gevaert 2007:3},
  author       = {Nordland, Hugo},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {DESIRE Conceptualizations and Culture in the Scottish Enlightenment},
  year         = {2010},
}