Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Second Edition

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University of Chicago Press, May 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 471 pages
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In this classic text, the first full-scale application of cognitive science to politics, George Lakoff analyzes the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality on both the left and right. For this new edition, Lakoff adds a preface and an afterword extending his observations to major ideological conflicts since the book's original publication, from the impeachment of Bill Clinton to the 2000 presidential election and its aftermath.

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Review: Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think

User Review  - Lisa de Jong - Goodreads

Why are liberals against the death penalty but anti abortion and conservatives vice versa? Lakoff gives fascinating insight into how the mind works from a political point of view and where these morals come from. Politics meets cognitive science and holds hands with semantics. Great read! Read full review

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User Review  - Peter Davis - Goodreads

Great introductory concept: moral politics is based on what clusters of conceptual metaphors we subscribe to. But, the whole middle is too confident in his attempt at guessing and stretching his descriptions of the dominant metaphor clusters. Read the start and the end for the best insights. Read full review

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George Lakoff is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the author of Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things and co-author of Metaphors We Live By and More than Cool Reason, all published by the University of Chicago Press-as well as co-author of Philosophy in the Flesh and Where Mathematics Comes From.

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