[Read] ➮ The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason By Mark Johnson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk There are books few and far between which carefully, delightfully, and genuinely turn your head inside out This is one of them It ranges over some central issues in Western philosophy and begins the l There are books few and far between in the PDF/EPUB è which carefully, delightfully, and genuinely turn your head inside out This is one of them It ranges over some central issues in Western philosophy and begins the long overdue job of giving us a radically new account of meaning, rationality, and objectivity Yaakov Garb, San Francisco Chronicle. This is a great account of what it is to be human We understand the world around us through our experiences, but it s our imagination and metaphorical relation to the empirical data that we gather that we can relate and perceive what we know. a classic in the cognitive linguistics theory of meaning clear ideas in transparent words Excellent companion for the metaphors we live by , leading gently into embodied cognition One of several incredible books relating to these subjects.Apparently there are these bad people called objectivists They are frequently contrasted to thereasonable approach within I m not sure I have ever met a person who thinks propositional logic has solved the problem of human cognition and suspect this isa reflection somehow of the culture wars so keenly fought on US campuses. Part of the very consistent work by Eleanor Rosch, George Larkoff and Mark Johnson on how experience based schematic metaphors structure our understanding of the world A solid read with some useful insights. Johnson explores the cognitive role of image schemata , which are recurring patterns and structures in our minds and which determine how we perceive and interpret our experience of the world They also allow us to share meanings with each other as the schemata are derived from our bodily experience of functioning in the world and the similarity of our bodies and cultures lead us to have many of the same schemata in common. A great book which you would appreciate evenif you are familiar with the standard, model theoretic approach to semantics Johnson s arguments are solid and convincing but it is yet unclear how operational his theory of linguistic meaning is. a wow book on modal verbs with modest style of writing Mark Johnson is a great philosopher whose contribution to the combination of metaphor and concrete linguistic expressions typically modal verbs is marvelous.A great practical philosopher, one must say. A very clear argument for the value of non objecivist theories of meaning, giving proper emphasis to the place of understanding and metaphor, among other things.
- 272 pages
- The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason
- Mark Johnson
- 11 May 2019 Mark Johnson