explicit. I would like to illustrate this feature of the metaphor with a philosophical example.
Perhaps one of the best examples of making a metaphor explicit is Plato’s explanation from his dialogue Cratylus , in which he interprets Heraclitus’ famous river metaphor. This Heraclitean fragment, as with
continuity – of one set of activities flowing seamlessly into another. Personal identity is akin to the uniformity of a river. And Heraclitus was wrong: You can step into the same river repeatedly, not because the material substance remains the same in your locale, but because the processual modalities of