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Author Lakoff, George.

Title Metaphors we live by / George Lakoff and Mark Johnson
Edition [New edition], with a new afterword
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1980


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Description xiii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Table of contents for Metaphors we live by / George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. -- Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog -- Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding. -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Concepts We Live Bye -- 2. The Systematicity of Metaphorical Concepts -- 3. Metaphorical Systematicity: Highlighting and Hiding -- 4. Orientational Metaphors -- 5. Metaphor and Cultural Coherence -- 6. Ontological Metaphors -- 7. Personification -- 8. Metonymy -- 9. Challenges to Metaphorical Coherence -- 10. Some Further Examples -- 11. The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Structuring -- 12. How Is Our Conceptual System Grounded? -- 13. The Grounding of Structural Metaphors -- 14. Causation: Partly Emergent and Partly Metaphorical -- 15. The Coherent Structuring of Experience -- 16. Metaphorical Coherence -- 17. Complex Coherences across Metaphors -- 18. Some Consequences for Theories of Conceptual Structure -- 19. Definition and Understanding -- 20. How Metaphor Can Give Meaning to Form -- 21. New Meaning -- 22. The Creation of Similarity -- 23. Metaphor, Truth, and Action -- 24. Truth -- 25. The Myths of Objectivism and Subjectivism -- 26. The Myth of Objectivism in Western Philosophy and Linguistics -- 27. How Metaphor Reveals the Limitations of the Myth of Objectivism -- 28. Some Inadequacies of the Myth of Subjectivism -- 29. The Experientialist Alternative: Giving New Meaning to the Old Myths -- 30. Understanding -- Afterword -- References -- Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Language and languages Philosophy, Metaphor, Concepts, Truth
Summary The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"--metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them
Analysis Concepts
Language and languages Philosophy
Language and languages Philosophy
Notes Paperback edition 1981
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 241-242
Notes In English
Subject Concepts.
Language and languages -- Philosophy.
Author Johnson, Mark, 1949- author
LC no. 80010783
ISBN 0226468003 (paperback)