Re: virus: true/false/meaningless

Dave Pape (
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 21:04:59 -0800

At 16:11 08/03/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Joe Dees:
>Re your challenge a while back (I've only just caught up on my email,
>which has piled up alarmingly in the past several weeks, as anyone whose
>mail has bounced due to my being over quota is no doubt aware) about
>statements which are neither true, false, nor 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.

Doug Hofstadter's research (his book Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies EG) is all about reasoning by analogy and conceptual slippage, isn't it? Mind you, FC&CA's quite descriptive-of-research, rather than lovely and allegorical like GEBEGB was. Is More Than... a cool read?