Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things
by George Lakoff
University of Chicago Press, 1987
Cloth: 978-0-226-46803-7 | Paper: 978-0-226-46804-4 | Electronic: 978-0-226-47101-3
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

"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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Preface

Book I: The Mind beyond the Machine

Part I: Categories and Cognitive Models

1. The Importance of Categorization

2. From Wittgenstein to Rosch

3. Prototype Effects in Language

4. Idealized Cognitive Models

5. Metonymic Models

6. Radial Categories

7. Features, Stereotypes, and Defaults

8. More about Cognitive Models

9. Defenders of the Classical View

10. Review

Part II: Philosophical Implications

11. The Objectivist Paradigm

12. What's Wrong with Objectivist Metaphysics

13. What's Wrong with Objectivist Cognition

14. The Formalist Enterprise

15. Putnam's Theorem

16. A New Realism

17. Cognitive Semantics

18. Whorf and Relativism

19. The Mind-As-Machine Paradigm

20. Mathematics as a Cognitive Activity

21. Overview

Book II: Case Studies

Introduction

1. Anger

2. Over

3. There-Constructions

Afterword

References

Name Index

Subject Index