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John W. Price
Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH 03755-1808)

The Metaphor of "Depth" in the Language of Psychoanalysis

Continuation of a study of the metaphor of "depth." A descriptive survey of how the words "deep" and "profound" are used, simply a catalogue of linguistic facts. To answer the question of when and why we reach for these words. Study will progress from its present stage-- an exercise in the history of ideas--to a more expository form, starting with the "depth" psychology of S. Freud.

Project fields:
Philosophy of Language

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$14,500 (approved)
$14,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 6/30/1977