More than Cool Reason
Authors: George Lakoff and Mark Turner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1989
Call Number: PN228 .M4 L27 1989
From the Publisher:
“The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it’s never gone away. We’ve merely been taught to talk as if it had: as though weather maps were more ‘real’ than the breath of autumn; as though, for that matter, Reason was really ‘cool.’ What we’re saying whenever we say is a theme this book illumines for anyone attentive.”
— Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University
“In this bold and powerful book, Lakoff and Turner continue their use of metaphor to show how our minds get hold of the world. They have achieved nothing less than a postmodern Understanding Poetry, a new way of reading and teaching that makes poetry again important.”
— Norman Holland, University of Florida
About the Authors:
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 Turner is Institute Professor and professor of cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University and the founding director of the Cognitive Science Network.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V, Scene 1 (whence the title derives)