Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind

Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind

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Author/Contributor(s): Lakoff, George
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Date: 04/15/1990
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought reveal about the human mind? Offering both general theory and minute details, Lakoff shows that categories reveal a great deal.--David E. Leary, American Scientist