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"resource" family of ids

On pages 161-2 of their book Philosophy in the Flesh, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson write about the “time and money as resources” schema.  They write ” This schema characterizes what is typically meant by a… 131 more words

George Lakeoff: How the Progressive Mindset Is Holding the Left Back and Placing the World in the Right’s Lap

George Lakoff, a cognitive science professor at the University of California, Berkeley, argues convincingly that the left makes grave mistakes with regard to how it frames issues and by doing so has ceded important ground to the right. 740 more words

Racism

George Lakoff: 'Conservatives don't follow the polls, they want to change them … Liberals do everything wrong'

(via The Guardian) // By Zoe Williams.

You want to defend the right to have an abortion, you want to stop privatisation, you want to protect the natural world – as Lakoff has often written, these are not three separate arguments, they are all part of the same worldview.

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George Lakoff: 'Conservatives don't follow the polls, they want to change them … Liberals do everything wrong'

Author: Zoe Williams

Source: The Guardian

Publication Date: 1 February 2014

“You want to defend the right to have an abortion, you want to stop privatisation, you want to protect the natural world – as Lakoff has often written, these are not three separate arguments, they are all part of the same worldview. 223 more words

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The Mythos of Mathematics

‘Modern man has his ghosts and spirits too, you know.’

‘What?’

‘Oh, the laws of physics and of logic . . . the number system .

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Objectivity

It's Not Austerity, It's Asphyxiation

The words we use matter. And not just the words themselves, but how they are employed to form metaphors. Cognitive linguist George Lakoff talks about “ 609 more words

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Explaining the Conservative attitude to social security

Social security has been in the news a lot recently, with speculation about where the Conservatives’ £12bn of cuts will fall. It is thought that tax credits will be targeted, … 963 more words

Politics