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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

In: Metaphernforschung in interdisziplinären und interdiskursiven Perspektiven

comes as no surprise, then, that pain has occupied a central place in various cultures. The close relationship between lust and pain, which can be read not only as opposites but also, in that they are both excessive, as siblings, has influenced ideas from Plato’s concept of pain to Nietzsche’s notion of

In: Negative Emotions in the Reception of Fictional Narratives