Search for dissertations about: "metaphors"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 74 swedish dissertations containing the word metaphors.

  1. 1. Metaphors and Norms - Understanding Copyright Law in a Digital Society

    Author : Stefan Larsson; Rättssociologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; IPRED; copyright; file sharing; conceptual metaphor theory; path dependence; skeumorphs; conceptions; Norms; metaphors; InfoSoc; online anonymity; digital society.;

    Abstract : This is a compilation thesis in the sociology of law, which analyses copyright law in three steps; the legal norms, the social norms and the underlying conceptions in their metaphorical representation. These three steps assist in answering the overarching question: "How do legal and social norms relate to each other in terms of the conceptions from which they emanate or by which they are constructed, and what is the role played by the explicit metaphors that express these norms?" The thesis shows how the development of copyright in Europe, when faced with the digital challenge, has been resiliently path dependent (Infosoc, IPRED and more). READ MORE

  2. 2. Conceptual metaphors in learning and teaching entropy : adopting a cognitive semantic approach in science education research

    Author : Fredrik Jeppsson; Helge Strömdahl; Tamer Amin; Roland Kjellander; David Hammer; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Science education; thermodynamics; semantics; conceptual metaphors; Naturvetenskapernas didaktik; termodynamik; entropi; semantik; begreppsliga metaforer;

    Abstract : Over the last 20 years there has been an extensive amount of research on science learning conducted from a “knowledge-in-pieces” or “resources” perspective. One of the main goals of that research has been to identify and characterize available cognitive knowledge resources that can be productive components of scientific understanding. READ MORE

  3. 3. Fire, Poison, and Black Tears : Metaphors of Emotion in Rebétiko

    Author : Marianna Smaragdi; Grekiska (nygrekiska); []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; rebétiko; Greek music; song texts; lyrics; metaphor; metaphorical expressions; figurative language; conceptual metaphor; emotion concepts; force metaphors; Lakoff and Johnson; Kövecses;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a study of metaphors of emotion in rebétiko song texts. Rebétiko is a major popular-music style of modern Greece, consisting mostly of melancholic songs full of sorrow, disappointment, and misfortune, as well as passion and romance, but also of cheerful songs of revelry and a carefree attitude to life. READ MORE

  4. 4. Visual thinking, visual speech : a semiotic perspective on meaning-making in molecular life science

    Author : Carl-Johan Rundgren; Lena A E Tibell; Richard Hirsch; Ute Harms; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Molecular life science; visualizations; metaphors; help-words; Subject didactics; Ämnesdidaktik;

    Abstract : Molecular life science has become one of the fastest-growing fields of scientific and technical innovation. An important issue for tomorrow’s education is to meet the challenge posed by various facets of molecular life science. READ MORE

  5. 5. The multifaceted role of imagination in science and religion : A critical examination of its epistemic, creative and meaning-making functions

    Author : Ingrid Malm Lindberg; Mikael Stenmark; Ulf Zackariasson; Yiftach Fehige; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Imagination; science and religion; creativity; models; metaphors; analogies; thought experiments; aspect perception; rituals; doxasticism; non-doxasticism; fictionalism; interactivism; Philosophy of Religion; Religionsfilosofi;

    Abstract : The main purpose of this dissertation is to examine critically and discuss the role of imagination in science and religion, with particular emphasis on its possible epistemic, creative, and meaning-making functions. In order to answer my research questions, I apply theories and concepts from contemporary philosophy of mind on scientific and religious practices. READ MORE