The Sound Beyond the Sound: A Realist View of Metaphor

This essay appeared in the Winter 2020 print issue of FORMA

By Michial Farmer

Immanuel Kant famously divided the world into two constructs: the world as we experience it and the world in its unknowable essence. He called this operation his “Copernican revolution in philosophy.” However, I think it’s more apt to call it a Galilean revolution, in that it was made possible only by a prior and more drastic change in …

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