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Women, fire, and dangerous things : what categories reveal about the mind

Author: George Lakoff
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Lakoff
ISBN: 0226468046 9780226468044
OCLC Number: 25487000
Description: xvii, 614 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Book I: The mind beyond the machine --
Part I: Categories and cognitive methods --
The importance of categorization --
From Wittgenstein to Rosch --
Prototype effects in language --
Idealized cognitive models --
Metonymic models --
Radial categories --
Feature, stereotypes, and defaults --
More about cognitive models --
Defenders of the classical view --
Review --
Part II: Philosophical implications --
The objectivist paradigm --
What's wrong with objectivist metaphysics --
What's wrong with objectivist cognition --
The formalist enterprise --
Putnam's theorem --
A new realism --
Cognitive semantics --
Whorf and relativism --
The mind-as-machine paradigm --
Mathematics as a cognitive activity --
Overview --
Book II: Case studies --
Introduction --
Anger --
Over --
There-constructions.
Responsibility: George Lakoff.

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