FORA.tv Speaker - George P. Lakoff

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Biography

George P. Lakoff is a professor of linguistics (in particular, cognitive linguistics) at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972.

Although some of his research involves questions traditionally pursued by linguists, such as the conditions under which a certain linguistic construction is grammatically viable, he is most famous for his ideas about the centrality of metaphor to human thinking, political behavior and society.

He is particularly famous for his concept of the "embodied mind" which he has written about in relation to mathematics. In recent years he has applied his work to the realm of politics, and founded a progressive think tank, the Rockridge Institute.

6 Programs

George Lakoff: The Essential Guide to Thinking Democratic

09.12.12 | 01:07:13 min | 0 comments

Politics of Language: George Lakoff

08.03.09 | 01:05:16 min | 16 comments

George Lakoff on The Political Mind

06.20.08 | 01:05:30 min | 1 comment

Deceiving Image: The Science of Manipulation

11.07.07 | 01:28:13 min | 5 comments

Framing the Debate

05.08.07 | 01:20:09 min | 1 comment

George Lakoff: Whose Freedom?

07.17.06 | 01:18:56 min | 8 comments