The purpose of this essay is to provide some "forms" and "habitations"—some principles and examples, if you will—of the phenomenon of metaphorical thinking in science. First, I will share some general comments about this phenomenon, and then I will illustrate it with an extended discussion of a recent line of thought, research, and application within behavioral psychology.
Copyright © 1995 Center for Public Scholarship. This article first appeared in Social Research 62 (1995), 267-298.
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Leary, David E. "Naming and Knowing: Giving Forms to Things Unknown."Social Research 62, no. 2 (1995): 267-98.