- 北海道大学大学院メディア・コミュニケーション研究院 = Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University
- メディア・コミュニケーション研究 (ISSN:18825303)
- vol.68, pp.95-108, 2015-03-20
This study is based on the functional similarity of metaphor and media. On the other hand both of them connect the various meaning, and on the other hand both of them also separate the connected meaning. The first purpose of this paper is to analyze the interdependency of these two functions theoretically, and the second purpose is to make the relation between these mechanism and text interpretation clear. Several text about philosophy, thought, literature, aesthetics and criticism is analyzed here. In particular text of German sociologist LUHMANN plays the double (recursive) roles as a theory of analysis and as a target of analysis. This duality seems to be a tautology or a paradox. But it makes the function of media by metaphor and also the metaphor-like function by media possible. Though logical contradiction is included, this relation supports the paradoxical structure by metaphor and media.