Archive for October 24th, 2006

How to clean up your moral act: take a bath

| October 24, 2006 | 2 Replies
How to clean up your moral act: take a bath

Mark Johnson and George Lakoff have written several compelling books based on the premise that humans must use conceptual metaphors to understand abstract concepts.  For example, we say “Things are looking up” to express optimism (i.e., good is up). Lakoff and Johnson actually go further. They argue that without metaphors, we would have no meaningful […]

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