2015 Program

Lehigh University Third Annual Conference in Philosophy

October 8 – 9, 2015

“Metaphors in Use”


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8:45 – 9:00 – Welcome

Metaphor and Analogy

Chair: Ricki Bliss, Lehigh

9:00 – 9:40 

Jarrod Brown  (Berea College)

 ‘Taking Analogy Seriously’




9:45 – 10:25                       

Kathryn O’Shields (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

‘Analogy is the Key: The Pragmatics of Metaphor'



Hermeneutics and Beyond

Chair: Gordon Bearn, Lehigh

9:00 – 9:40 

Alberto Martinengo (University of Turin)

‘From the Linguistic Turn to the Pictorial Turn:

The role of metaphors in the hermeneutical debate’



9:45 – 10:25

Paolo Furia (University of Turin)

            ‘Homo Homini Lupus:

An application of P. Ricoeur’s theory

of metaphor’


10:25 – 10:40 Coffee


10:45 – 12:00  Keynote Address

 Lynne Tirrell (U Massachusetts, Boston)

"Metaphors, Euphemisms, and Slurs: Using Tropes to Sculpt the Social Landscape”


  Lunch in University Center

Metaphor in the Ancient World: Plato

Chair: Roslyn Weiss, Lehigh

1:15 – 1:55

Amon Allred (University of Toledo)

‘Saving Plato from the Platonists’


2:00 – 2:40                    

   (talk cancelled)



Personal Identity Politics

Chair: Mark Bickhard, Lehigh

1:15 – 1:55

Emma Husband (University of Edinburgh)

            ‘Exclusionary Metaphors and Alien Dances’


2:00 – 2:40                    

Gabrielle Jackson (Stony Brook University)

‘Speaking Surface or Embodied Actor:

The metaphors of social construction’




Program changes for rest of today

3:10 - 3:30  coffee


Metaphor, Metaphysics, and the Sciences

Chair: William Falla, Moravian College

3:35 – 4:15

Andrew Winters (Slippery Rock University

     of Pennsylvania)

‘Scientific Models and Metaphors’


(talk cancelled

Metaphor in the Cross-Cultural Context

session cancelled







4:15 – 4:40  Coffee

Metaphor on the Continent: Lacan

Metaphor in Cross-Cultural Context

Chair: Gordon Bearn, Lehigh

4:45 – 5:25

Matthew Meyer (University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair)

‘Straight to the Target:

The meaning of the bow in Lacan

5:30 – 6:10

Julianne Chung (The University of Louisville)

‘Skepticism and Metaphor’




Metaphor Reconsidered

Chair: Steven Goldman, Lehigh

4:45 – 5:25

Andrea Sullivan-Clarke (University of Washington)

‘Metaphor-Guided Research and

the Need for Robust Critique’


5:30 – 6:10

Lori Kanitz (Oral Roberts University)

‘Science, Poetry and Metaphorical Ways of Knowing’






University Center




Minds, Metaphors and Induction

Chair: Meghan Masto, Lafayette College

9:00 – 9:40

Stephanie Theodorou (Immaculata University)

‘Metaphor and Plasticity in a Hermeneutic

 Theory of Mind’

9:45 -10:25

Caleb Dewey and Garri Hovhannisyan

     (York University)

‘Inductive Theories are Cognitive Metaphors’

Dealing with Metaphors

Chair: Gregory Kerr, DeSales University

9:00 – 9:40

Catherine Wearing (Wellesley College)

‘Are (Some) Metaphors Indispensable?”



9:45 – 10:25

Megan Stotts (UC Riverside)

‘How to Paraphrase Metaphor’




10:25 – 10:40  Coffee


10:45 – 12:00  Keynote Address

Elisabeth Camp (Rutgers University)

'Analogical Equations and Conceptual Expansion: Metaphors in Scientific Imagination'



University Center 303


Who Owns What?

Chair: Andrew Winters, Slippery Rock University

1:15 – 1:55

M. Blake Wilson (Binghamton University)

‘Ton Corps est á Toi:

The rhetoric of selves and

and their owners’



2:00 – 2:40

Erich Matthes (Wellesly College)

‘Who Owns up to the Past? Property Metaphor and

Cultural Heritage'

Metaphor on the Continent:

Hegel and Heidegger

Leon Niemoczyski, Moravian College

1:15 – 1:55

Dustin Peone (Emory University)

‘There are No Black Flowers:

The Gallery of Images in Hegel’s 'Science of Logic''


2:00 – 2:40

Filippo Casati and Alice Bitto (The Graduate Center, CUNY)

‘The Role of Metaphor in Heidegger’s Metaphysics’



Metaphors in the Ancient World:

Plato and Aristotle

Chair: Julianne Chung, Loiusville

1:15 – 1:55

Daniel Bloom (West Texas A&M University)

‘The Success of Failed Metaphors

 in Plato’s Dialogues’

2:00 – 2:40

Eric Schumacher (Cheyney University)

‘Aristotle, Analogy and

the Articulation of Substance’


2:40 – 2:55  Coffee


Pythagoras and Heraclitus

Chair: Jarrod Brown, Berea College

3:00 – 3:40

J. Ralph Lindgren (Lehigh University)

‘Extra-Linguistic Metaphor’




 3:45 – 4:25

Christopher Moore (Penn State University)

‘Heraclitus’ Metaphor for Knowing’




Metaphors and Experiences

Chair: Matt Gasda, Lehigh

3:00 – 3:40

Bongrae Seok (Alvernia University)

‘Computer Menus and Restaurant Menus:

  Embodied Spatial Metaphors'


3:45 – 4:25

(talk cancelled)


Metaphor and Language

Chair: Gabrielle Jackson, Stony Brook

3:00 – 3:40

Carlos Santana (University of Pennsylvania)

‘Linguistic Patterns and Linguistic



3:45 – 4:25

Richmond Kwesi (University of Cape Town)

‘Metaphorical Assertions:

Understanding the use of metaphors

on the model of inferential discursive




4:30 – 5:45 Keynote Address

 Bryan Van Norden (Vassar College)

“‘Like Loving a Lovely Sight’: Simile and Metaphor in Chinese Philosophy"


6:00 RECEPTION in Philosophy Cottage

7:00  DINNER: sampling Bethlehem's restaurants