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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ISBN10: 0226468046 ISBN13: 9780226468044 Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr Published: Apr 15 1990 Weight: 2.15lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

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

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