More Than Cool Reason A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor

ISBN-10: 0226468127
ISBN-13: 9780226468129
Edition: 1989
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

"The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more 'real' than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really 'cool.' What we're saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive." -- Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University "In this bold and powerful book, Lakoff and Turner continue their use of metaphor to show how our minds get hold of the world. They have achieved nothing less than a postmodern Understanding Poetry, a new way of reading and teaching that makes poetry again important." -- Norman Holland, University of Florida

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.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Life, Death, and Time
The Power of Poetic Metaphor
The Metaphoric Structure of a Single Poem
The Great Chain of Being Conclusion More on Traditional Views
Bibliography
Indexes

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