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George Lakoff

Autor(a) de Metaphors We Live By

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George Lakoff is distinguished professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Metaphors We Live By and Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things, both also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Obras por George Lakoff

Metaphors We Live By (1980) 2,512 exemplares
Irregularity in Syntax (1970) 18 exemplares
Reversible Destiny: Arakawa/Gins (1997) 17 exemplares
Your Brain's Politics (Societas) (2016) 14 exemplares

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I was drawn to this book after having read "Metaphors We Live By" and "Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being", both of which Lakoff co-wrote.

This is a 2008 book about the rapidly changing field of neuroscience, I've now read it in 2024, so I can't be sure if its details are up to date. However, Lakoff presents interesting models of how the brain works and its relevance to politics in the United States. There are lots of helpful examples explaining how his concepts work in real life and in politics. He is careful to tell when something is still a theory that may need to be modified as more research is done.

I can't claim to have read and re-read each chapter in detail, but Lakoff seems to sometimes use more than one term for the same concept, and its not always clear to me what he means by important terms like 'event' or 'frame' or 'semantic role'. When I look in the index for help with many terms used in the book, I fail to find at least half of them.

Still, this is an important book, and I'm glad I read it.
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mykl-s | 7 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2024 |
Delves deeply into metaphor for the sake of its argument but also gives alternate arguments. Large collection of schema. Explanations clear but a little redundant. I love that it includes the political implications of such views. Has been an important book in my studies.
 
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stargazerfish0 | 2 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Libro abbastanza tipico della collana "strumenti", senza dubbio più riuscito nella seconda parte maggiormente teorica (in cui si argomenta a partire dall'opposizione all'oggettivismo filosofico occidentale e alla sua visione negativa del sapere metaforico) che nella prima maggiormente (e spesso eccessivamente) tassonomica.
 
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d.v. | 17 outras críticas | May 16, 2023 |
¿Cómo enfrentar lo avances políticos y electorales de la derecha norteamericana desde los tiempos de Ronald Reagan? ¿Por qué se han producido?
 
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Natt90 | 23 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2023 |

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