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Review: Metaphors We Live By

User Review  - Mark Wendland - Goodreads

This book is one of the pillars of the field of study now called 'embodied cognition'. The principle idea of this field is that the brain is tuned for action, not thinking per se. Many writers in this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan Bloom - Goodreads

This book has one of the simplest premises possible yet it is incredibly powerful. Read full review

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User Review  - Boris Boukhonine - Goodreads

Insightful and interesting, Lakoff systematically explains the unconscious knowledge we use every day to structure our thoughts. Very well written and well worth reading. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeffrey Cohan - Goodreads

At times, reading this book felt like eating a big bowl of unseasoned kale – you know it's good for you, but you don't necessarily enjoy it. In fact, while reading “Metaphors,” my eyes glazed over for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Baia - Goodreads

Argument is war. The mind is a container. Love is a journey. Up is good. Lakoff and Johnson show that metaphor is central--and probably inescapable--not only to language but to our entire conceptual ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carlier74 - Goodreads

I recommend reading the first three or four chapters first, then put the book away and let it sink in for a while, and then come back to the more complex rest of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - Marco - Goodreads

Could have been one third of the size and have the same quantity of information. The book has some interesting ideas, but it presents the first ones in the begging of the book, and then goes until 50 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

The year following my departure from graduate school, just across the lake at the Univ of Chicago press, an influential work of revolutionary thinking was published. (That is to say, 35 years ago ... Read full review

Review: Metaphors We Live By

User Review  - Doug - Goodreads

The year following my departure from graduate school, just across the lake at the Univ of Chicago press, an influential work of revolutionary thinking was published. (That is to say, 35 years ago ... Read full review

Review: Metaphors We Live By

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

This is the third book in a row I've abandoned. Maybe I should get checked for Low T. I feel like I got the point of this book very early on... and in fact, I got the point of this book from Pagans in ... Read full review

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