Metaphors We Live by

Metaphors We Live by

Description

People 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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Details

Author(s)
George Lakoff, Mark Johnson
Format
Paperback | 242 pages
Dimensions
138 x 214 x 25.4mm | 311g
Publication date
16 Apr 2003
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press
Imprint
University of Chicago Press
Publication City/Country
Chicago, IL, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
New edition
ISBN10
0226468011
ISBN13
9780226468013
Bestsellers rank
13,401