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Metaphors We Live By

George LakoffMark Johnson
Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By

George LakoffMark Johnson

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The now-classic "Metaphors We Live By" changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"2;metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. ^In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.

- Publisher PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Concepts We Live Bye2. The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts3. Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding4. Orientational Metaphors5. Metaphor and Cultural Coherence6. Ontological Metaphors7. Personification8. Metonymy9. Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence10. Some Further Examples11. The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Structuring12. How Is Our Conceptual System Grounded?13. The Grounding of Structural Metaphors14. Causation: Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical15. The Coherent Structuring of Experience16. Metaphorical Coherence17. Complex Coherences across Metaphors18. Some Consequences for Theories of Conceptual Structure19. Definition and Understanding20. How Metaphor Can Give Meaning to Form21. New Meaning22. The Creation of Similarity23. Metaphor, Truth, and Action24. Truth25. The Myths of Objectivism and Subjectivism26. The Myth of Objectivism in Western Philosophy and Linguistics27. How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations of the Myth of Objectivism28. Some Inadequacies of the Myth of Subjectivism29. The Experientialist Alternative: Giving New Meaning to the Old Myths30. UnderstandingAfterwordReferences

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About "Metaphors We Live By"

The now-classic "Metaphors We Live By" changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"2;metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. ^In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.
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PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Concepts We Live Bye2. The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts3. Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding4. Orientational Metaphors5. Metaphor and Cultural Coherence6. Ontological Metaphors7. Personification8. Metonymy9. Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence10. Some Further Examples11. The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Structuring12. How Is Our Conceptual System Grounded?13. The Grounding of Structural Metaphors14. Causation: Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical15. The Coherent Structuring of Experience16. Metaphorical Coherence17. Complex Coherences across Metaphors18. Some Consequences for Theories of Conceptual Structure19. Definition and Understanding20. How Metaphor Can Give Meaning to Form21. New Meaning22. The Creation of Similarity23. Metaphor, Truth, and Action24. Truth25. The Myths of Objectivism and Subjectivism26. The Myth of Objectivism in Western Philosophy and Linguistics27. How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations of the Myth of Objectivism28. Some Inadequacies of the Myth of Subjectivism29. The Experientialist Alternative: Giving New Meaning to the Old Myths30. UnderstandingAfterwordReferences
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Meet the Authors

George Lakoff

George Lakoff is Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Don't Think of an Elephant!", among other works, and is America's leading expert on the framing of political ideas.

Mark Johnson

Johnson is Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department at the University of Oregon.

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  • Catalogue Code 152523
  • Product Code 0226468011
  • EAN 9780226468013
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Language
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher University Of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date Jan 1980
  • Sales Rank #21844
  • Dimensions 213 x 137 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.358kg

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