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    DescriptionPeople use metaphors every time they speak. Some of those metaphors are literary - devices for making thoughts more vivid or entertaining. But most are much more basic than that - they're "metaphors we live by", metaphors we use without even realizing we're using them. In this book, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that these basic metaphors not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning. Bringing together the perspectives of linguistics and philosophy, Lakoff and Johnson offer an intriguing and surprising guide to some of the most common metaphors and what they can tell us about the human mind. And for this new edition, they supply an afterword both extending their arguments and offering a fascinating overview of the current state of thinking on the subject of the metaphor.

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    Metaphors We Live by
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    By (author) George Lakoff, By (author) Mark Johnson
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780226468013
    ISBN 10: 0226468011

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    New edition
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    16 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    George Lakoff is a professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of, among other books, "Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things" and "Moral Politics," both published by the University of Chicago Press. Mark Johnson is the Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon. He is the author of "The Body in the Mind" and "Moral Imagination," both published by the University of Chicago Press. Johnson and Lakoff have also coauthored "Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought."
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    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. In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.