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Alexeev K. I.
Metaphor as an object of psychological and philosophical investigation

Psychological and philosophical aspects of metaphor comprehension are reviewed. The possibilities in this sphere offered by different approaches are illustrated. The difference between comprehension and differentiation is emphasized. It is argued that comprehension of metaphor is subject to the laws governing comprehension of literal expressions. Metaphors specificity manifests themselves during differentiation.