Metaphors We Live By
University of Chicago Press, Dec 19, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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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Very insightful and relevant; makes you think about how you speak. Read full review
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Profound implications for education, I think. Lakoff and Johnson explain how we make sense of the world. Read full review
Concepts We Live
The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts
Highlighting and Hiding
OrientationalMetaphors 5 MetaphorandCultural Coherence
OntologicalMetaphors 7 Personification
Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical
The CoherentStructuring of Experience
MetaphoricalCoherence 17 Complex Coherences acrossMetaphors 18 Some Consequences for Theoriesof Conceptual Structure
Definition and Understanding
How Metaphor Can GiveMeaningto Form 21 New Meaning 22 The Creationof Similarity 23 Metaphor Truth and Action 24 Truth 25 The MythsofO...
How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations Mythof Objectivism
Giving NewMeaning totheOld Myths
Understanding Afterword The
Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence 10 Some FurtherExamples 11 PartialNature of Metaphorical Structuring 12 How IsOurConceptual System Gr...
Groundingof Structural Metaphors