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The Way We Think: Conceptual Blending and the Mind's Hidden Complexities

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In its first two decades, much of cognitive science focused on such mental functions as memory, learning, symbolic thought, and language acquisition --the functions in which the human mind most closely resembles a computer. But humans are more than computers, and the cutting-edge research in cognitive science is increasingly focused on the more mysterious, creative aspects of the mind. The Way We Think is a landmark synthesis that exemplifies this new direction. The theory of conceptual blending is already widely known in laboratories throughout the world; this book is its definitive statement. Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner argue that all learning and all thinking consist of blends of metaphors based on simple bodily experiences. These blends are then themselves blended together into an increasingly rich structure that makes up our mental functioning in modern society. A child's entire development consists of learning and navigating these blends. The Way We Think shows how this blending operates; how it is affected by (and gives rise to) language, identity, and concept of category; and the rules by which we use blends to understand ideas that are new to us. The result is a bold, exciting, and accessible new view of how the mind works.

Synopsis:

The Way We Think is a dazzling tour of the complexities of human imagination.--George Lakoff, co-author of Philosophy in the Flesh and Where Mathematics Comes From.

About the Author

Gilles Fauconnier is Professor and Chairman of the Cognitive Science Department at the University of California, San Diego. Mark Turner is Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Gilles Fauconnier is Professor and Chairman of the Cognitive Science Department at the University of California, San Diego. Mark Turner is Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465087860
Author:
Fauconnier, Gilles
Author:
Turner, Mark
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 22.5 oz

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