This chapter argues that it is no more a constitutive aim of metaphor to convey truth than it is of literature. But in certain contexts, and contingently, metaphorical utterances can yield truths — and be intended to do so — just as can fictive utterances and literary works. It shows that the kind of approach proposed for fictive utterance can be fruitfully applied also to figurative utterance, with similar implications for truth-assessment.
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