Moral Politics How Liberals and Conservatives Think

ISBN-10: 0226467716
ISBN-13: 9780226467719
Edition: 2nd 2002
Authors: George Lakoff
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Description: In this classic text, Lakoff analyses the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 482
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

In this classic text, Lakoff analyses the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality.

George Lakoff is�the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. He previously taught at Harvard�and the University of Michigan. His academic career has been devoted to developing the field of cognitive lingusitics, the cognitive theory of metaphor,�construction grammar,�embodied conceptual systems,�a neural theory of grammar, and the cognitive foundations of mathematics.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Minds and Politics
The Worldview Problem for American Politics
Moral Conceptual Systems
Experiential Morality
Keeping the Moral Books
Strict Father Morality
Nurturant Parent Morality
From Family-Based Morality to Politics
Why We Need a New Understanding of American Politics
The Nature of the Model
Moral Categories in Politics
The Hard Issues
Social Programs and Taxes
Crime and the Death Penalty
Regulation and the Environment
The Culture Wars: From Affirmative Action to the Arts
Two Models of Christianity
Abortion
How Can You Love Your Country and Hate Your Government?
Summing Up
Varieties of Liberals and Conservatives
Pathologies, Stereotypes, and Distortions
Can There Be a Politics without Family Values?
Who’s Right? And How Can You Tell?
Nonideological Reasons for Being a Liberal
Raising Real Children
The Human Mind
Basic Humanity Epilogue: Problems for Public Discourse Afterword
References
Index

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