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Author Lakoff, George, author
Title Women, fire, and dangerous things : what categories reveal about the mind / George Lakoff
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  P37 L344 1987    AVAILABLE    30520020240249
 人文社會聯圖  P37 L192 1987    AVAILABLE    30630000176790
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  401.9 L1497 1987    AVAILABLE    30500100410755
 Inform. Sci. Books  I2.m L192    AVAILABLE    30330000061445
Descript xvii, 614 pages ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 589-600)
Includes indexes
Book I: The mind beyond the machine -- Importance of categorization -- From Wittgenstein to Rosch -- Prototype effects in language -- Idealized cognitive models -- Metonymic models -- Radial categories -- Features, stereotypes, and defaults -- More about cognitive models -- Defenders of the classical view -- Review -- The objectivist paradigm -- What's wrong with objectivist metaphysics -- What's wrong with ojbectivist 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 -- Anger -- Over -- There-constructions
Focusing on studies of how humans categorize objects and ideas, this book examines the new understanding of human thought which proposes that human reason is imaginative, metaphorical, and intrinsically linked with the human body
Subject Psycholinguistics
Categorization (Psychology)
Thought and thinking
Categorization (Psychology)
Thought and thinking
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