Metaphors We Live By

ISBN-10: 0226468011

ISBN-13: 9780226468013

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Reprint)

Authors: George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

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The authors argue that basic metaphors not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions & understandings from the beginning. Bringing together perspectives from linguistics & philosophy, they offer an intriguing guide to common metaphors.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Concepts We Live Bye
The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts
Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding
Orientational Metaphors
Metaphor and Cultural Coherence
Ontological Metaphors
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
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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