Metaphors We Live By / Edition 2

Metaphors We Live By / Edition 2

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by George Lakoff, Mark Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226468011

ISBN-13: 9780226468013

Pub. Date: 04/28/2003

Publisher: University of Chicago Press


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…  See more details below

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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"-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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ISBN-13:
9780226468013
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
155,770
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Concepts We Live By3
2The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts7
3Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding10
4Orientational Metaphors14
5Metaphor and Cultural Coherence22
6Ontological Metaphors25
7Personification33
8Metonymy35
9Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence41
10Some Further Examples46
11The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Structuring52
12How Is Our Conceptual System Grounded?56
13The Grounding of Structural Metaphors61
14Causation: Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical69
15The Coherent Structuring of Experience77
16Metaphorical Coherence87
17Complex Coherences across Metaphors97
18Some Consequences for Theories of Conceptual Structure106
19Definition and Understanding115
20How Metaphor Can Give Meaning to Form126
21New Meaning139
22The Creation of Similarity147
23Metaphor, Truth, and Action156
24Truth159
25The Myths of Objectivism and Subjectivism185
26The Myth of Objectivism in Western Philosophy and Linguistics195
27How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations of the Myth of Objectivism210
28Some Inadequacies of the Myth of Subjectivism223
29The Experientialist Alternative: Giving New Meaning to the Old Myths226
30Understanding229
Afterword239
References241

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Metaphors We Live By 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Kano More than 1 year ago
Metaphors, as explained by Lakoff & Johnson, can obviously leverage greater power and effectiveness in the written or spoken word. This book demands your attention and rewards you for it. And, although the subject is not always easy to fully grasp, it appears to be more than adequately researched. Plenty of examples are given with each topic - however I had to re-read some sections for added clarity. Understanding our common usage of metaphors, and their variability in applications, provides a deeper insight into intelligence and how it expands. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in language and the brain's secrets.
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Quixotic_Noble More than 1 year ago
I havent read it and want to because I used alot of such arguments that are mention the book addresses in my term paper for an arts class. It just makes me happy that when I learn my own ideas have been thought of and proven. I want to read this book.