virus: George Lakoff

Reed Konsler (
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 11:41:18 -0500

>Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 16:11:42 -0800 (PST)
>From: Eva-Lise Carlstrom <>
>Subject: virus: true/false/meaningless
>I very highly recommend George Lakoff and Mark Turner's book _More Than
>Cool Reason_. It's about the deep involvement of metaphor in how we think
>and communicate--metaphor is not just frosting, as people have often
>considered it....
>Lakoff has also written some other neat books, notably _Women, Fire, and
>Dangerous Things_, which is about how we categorize the world, and a good
>piece in a book called _Metaphor and Thought_ about a flawed perspective
>called the "conduit metaphor" that contributes to many misunderstandings.

George Lakoff rocks! I second the recommendation.


  Reed Konsler