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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)
2017-11-16, 09:00 to 13:00
We are living unstable times politically-wise and the European Union is in the eye of the storm.
To strengthen its ability to make the proper choices, there is a need for an increased critical consciousness of the implicit conceptual frameworks underlying EU policy-making.
All men and women, including policy-makers, think and act according to conceptualisations.
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.