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Metaphors matter - their usage bears consequences.
This conversation among linguists and scholars will discuss the extent to which embracing Arendt' inspired concepts and metaphors opens a path for a subtle but potentially radical and far-reaching shift in EU policy orientations.
"Metaphors the daily bread of all conceptual thought" (Hannah Arendt)
Time: Thursday, May 31, 14:00-19:30, Place: Van Swinderen Huys, University of Groningen.
To strengthen EU's ability to make the proper choices, there is a need for an increased critical consciousness of the implicit conceptual frameworks underlying EU policy-making. Indeed, all men and women, including policy-makers, think and act according to conceptualisations. And these conceptualisations are revealed in language through metaphorical expressions.
This is why metaphors matter - their usage bears consequences. This is why metaphors, linguistics and philosophy connect deeply with policy-making. This project entails the exploration of two linkages: (i) that of Language and Politics and (ii) that of Arendt and the EU.