More than Cool Reason

| February 3, 2012

Title: More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor

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.

Around the Web:

George Lakoff’s website

Mark Turner’s website

George Lakoff on Wikipedia

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V, Scene 1 (whence the title derives)