Deriving the Multidiscipline axioms from Metaphor and Thought’s Evidence ©
edited: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
By Barie Fez-Barringten
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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Twenty eight dominant axioms and 54 sub-dominant axioms (total of 82) are evidence of the case that architecture is an art resolved that architecture was the making of metaphors because it (architecture) made metaphors, personified by metaphor stasis’ two technical and conceptual dimensions. Both are valid separately and even more usual in combination. But how do these two work, and, how does this knowledge benefit design, use and evaluation of built works? The axioms were derived by examining Andrew Ortony’s Metaphor and Thought’s evidence and works by Paul Weiss, William J.J. Gordon and the Yale lecture series titled architecture as the making of metaphors. . Prior monographs were steeped in deductive reasoning since there was no new information (evidence) pertaining to metaphors. Therefore the previous articles included analyzing and explaining the syllogism:
• Art [G] is the making of metaphors
• Architecture is an art [G]
• Therefore architecture is the making of metaphors.
Without evidence we could do little to reason why art [G] is the making of neither metaphors nor why architecture is an art.
Since 1967 I proceeded to analyze the presumptions and find its many applications. This new information by Andrew Ortony first published in 1979, provides evidence to support inductive reasoning and to this end each axiom is its own warrant to the inferences of the above syllogism and the answer to question of why metaphor is the stasis to any of the syllogism’s claims and implications.