Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Your brain on metaphors

See this recent article on neuroscientific studies testing Lakoff & Johnson's theory of metaphors. This quote therein supports Desilet's criticism of Wilber, but from this other paradigm: "Lakoff and Johnson’s program is as anti-Platonic as it’s possible to get. It undermines the argument that human minds can reveal transcendent truths about reality in transparent language."

Therein is also referenced a book for which Lakoff wrote the Foreward:  Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning.

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