|Re: "Like Minded People" >Message-ID: <396F8DE2.7F32A7D4@sili||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diane Simpson (cohoworld.std.com)|
|Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 21:49:53 -0600 (MDT)|
Reminds me of the old joke about the peripatetic psychiatrists: Two psychiatrists were out walking one day when they encountered another member of their profession approaching them from the opposite direction. "Good morning" said the single psychiatrist to the pair. The two psychiatrists did not say a word. They just looked straight ahead and went right on walking. When they were out of earshot one of them turned to the other and said: "I wonder what he meant by that?" Thanks for the thoughtful post Stuart--that was interesting. --Diane(:^] - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - >Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 15:02:10 -0700 >From: Stuart Staniford <stuart [at] silicondefense.com> >To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org> >Subject: Re: "Like Minded People" >Message-ID: <396F8DE2.7F32A7D4 [at] silicondefense.com> > >I've recently become very excited by the work of George Lakoff, a cognitive >linguist at UC Berkeley. He's written a number of very readable books, and >his main thesis is that metaphor is not an incidental linguistic frill, but >the organizing principal for most human reasoning. So there really isn't >such a thing as the "neutral literal meaning" of most sentences. We reason >(largely unconsciously) by metaphors, and it shows up in our language. >Stuart. > >-- >Stuart Staniford --- President --- Silicon Defense >stuart [at] silicondefense.com >(707) 445-4355 (707) 445-4222 (FAX) @@ coho [at] world.std.com @@ @@@@ Diane Simpson http://jpcohousing.org @@@@ | | Boston, MA 02130-4436 617-522-2209 | | | "| NEWCOMERS DINNER: AUGUST 14--DOGWOOD CAFE 6-8 P.M |" | | V| Across from Forest Hills Station |V | +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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