Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things

ISBN-10: 0226468046

ISBN-13: 9780226468044

Edition: Annual 

Authors: George Lakoff

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"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal."--David E. Leary, American Scientist
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 642
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Mind beyond the Machine
Categories and Cognitive Models
The Importance of Categorization
From Wittgenstein to Rosch
Prototype Effects in Language
Idealized Cognitive Models
Metonymic Models
Radical Categories
Features, Stereotypes, and Defaults
More about Cognitive Models
Defenders of the Classical View
Review
Philosophical Implications
The Objectivist Paradigm
What's Wrong with Objectivist Metaphysics
What's Wrong with Objectivist Cognition
The Formalist Enterprise
Putnam's Theorem
A New Realism
Cognitive Semantics
Whorf and Relativism
The Mind-As-Machine Paradigm
Mathematics as a Cognitive Activity
Overview
Case Studies
Introduction
Anger
Over
There-Constructions
Afterword
References
Name Index
Subject Index
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