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Metaphors We Live by - George Lakoff

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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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Preface
Acknowledgments
Concepts We Live Bye
The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts
Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding
Orientational Metaphors
Metaphor and Cultural Coherence
Ontological Metaphors
Personification
Metonymy
Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence
Some Further Examples
The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Structuring
How Is Our Conceptual System Grounded?
The Grounding of Structural Metaphors
Causation: Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical
The Coherent Structuring of Experience
Metaphorical Coherence
Complex Coherences across Metaphors
Some Consequences for Theories of Conceptual Structure
Definition and Understanding
How Metaphor Can Give Meaning to Form
New Meaning
The Creation of Similarity
Metaphor, Truth, and Action
Truth
The Myths of Objectivism and Subjectivism
The Myth of Objectivism in Western Philosophy and Linguistics
How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations of the Myth of Objectivism
Some Inadequacies of the Myth of Subjectivism
The Experientialist Alternative: Giving New Meaning to the Old Myths
Understanding Afterword References
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ISBN: 9780226468013
ISBN-10: 0226468011
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th April 2003
Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.8  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition