Recommended Reading on Philosophy / Cognitive Science / Metaphor

mark.s. mark.2 at ukf.net
Tue Aug 3 12:45:21 EST 1999


i would reccomend - "the discursive mind" by rom Harre & someone gillet for
more discussion on linguistics/cognitive behavioural science. the locative
framework for our actions is not only in newtonian time and space.
Dan Clore <clore at columbia-center.org> wrote in message
news:379E587B.6A9D at columbia-center.org...
> Here are some books I recommend on philosophy, cognitive science, and
> metaphor:
>
> George Lakoff & Mark Johns, _Metaphors We Live By_.
> Good introduction that reveals the pervasiveness of metaphor in human
> thought. Explains why metaphor is impossible to eliminate from language,
> and introduces "experientalism", an alternative to both objectivism and
> subjectivism (both of which contradict the known facts about human
> thought).
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226468011/thedanclorenecro
>
> George Lakoff, _Moral Politics: What Conservatives Know that Liberals
> Don't_.
> Explains conservatism and liberalism as based on different versions of a
> metaphor, THE NATION IS A FAMILY. Argues that conservatives have been
> able to outcompete liberals due to their understanding of this and
> (hence) emphasis on things like "family values". Also describes
> right-libertarians as a variant type of conservative.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226468054/thedanclorenecro
>
> George Lakoff, _Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories
> Reveal about the Mind_.
> Lengthy account drawing on cognitive science, anthropology, and
> philosophy describing (with detailed examples) how different sorts of
> categories operate in thought processes. Includes a great deal on
> "experientalism" vs objectivism and subjectivism.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226468046/thedanclorenecro
>
> George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, _Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied
> Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought_.
> Extensive account of thought and language and how it derives from
> physical, bodily experience.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0465056733/thedanclorenecro
>
> Mark Johnson, _Moral Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for
> Ethics_.
> Why traditional ethics does not correspond with current knowledge of
> cognitive science; how to create a new ethics that does.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226401693/thedanclorenecro
>
> George Lakoff and Mark Turner, _More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to
> Poetic Metaphor_.
> Cognitive science of metaphor in relation to literary texts.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226468127/thedanclorenecro
>
> Raymond Gibbs, _The Poetics of Mind: Figurative Thought, Language, and
> Understanding_.
> Cognitive science and tropes. Includes not just metaphor but metonymy,
> irony, synedoche, etc.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0521429927/thedanclorenecro
>
> Antonio Damasio, _Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human
> Brain_.
> Demonstrates that emotion is a critical part of any decision-making
> process.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380726475/thedanclorenecro
>
> Also of interest:
>
> Alfred Korzybski, _Science and Sanity: An Introduction to
> Non-Aristotelian Systems and General Semantics_.
> The well-known classic.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0937298018/thedanclorenecro
>
> Robert Anton Wilson:
> Mind-benders, but necessary reading.
> _Prometheus Rising_.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1561840564/thedanclorenecro
> _Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You and Your World_.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1561840718/thedanclorenecro
> _The New Inquisition_.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1561840025/thedanclorenecro
>
> Paul Feyerabend:
> Essential reading on philosophy of science.
> _Against Method_.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0860916464/thedanclorenecro
> _Farewell to Reason_.
> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0860918963/thedanclorenecro
>
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