Way We Think Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities

ISBN-10: 0465087868

ISBN-13: 9780465087860

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gilles Fauconnier, A. Turner, Mark Turner

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Fauconnier and Turner show that conceptual blending is the root of the cognitively modern human mind, and that conceptual blends themselves are continually combined and reblended to create the rich mental fabric in which we live.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 13.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Overview by Chapter
The Network Model
The Age of Form and the Age of Imagination
The Tip of the Iceberg
The Elements of Blending
On the Way to Deeper Matters
Cause and Effect
Vital Relations and Their Compressions
Compressions and Clashes
Continuity Behind Diversity
How Conceptual Blending Makes Human Beings what they are, for Better and for Worse
The Origin of Language
Things
The Construction of the Unreal
Identity and Character
Category Metamorphosis
Multiple Blends
Multiple-Scope Creativity
Constitutive and Governing Principles
Form and Meaning
The Way We Live
Notes
References
Further Important Work on Conceptual Blending
Index
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