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Metaphor and Symbol

Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Subjects

Probabilities, Metaphor, Conversation, Communication

Abstract

The metaphor, "epistemological probability is statistical probability" is traced to the origins of probability theory. Related metaphors appear both in everyday discourse about social processes, and in social scientific argumentation, often disguised as literal claims. Gambling provides a familiar vehicle for expressing the uncertainties associated with social interactions, and with social science research. Examples are drawn from reports of research on media effects, from everyday conversations, and from political communication.

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This is the Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Metaphor and Symbol, 2003, Copyright Taylor and Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1207/S15327868MS1801_1 [10.1207/S15327868MS1801_1]

DOI

10.1207/S15327868MS1801_1

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8601

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