Friday, 6 March 2009

Finished reading - Lakoff andJohnson

I am very disappointed with Philosophy in the Flesh - I think trying to explain away most philosophical debates by re-interpreted them in relation to basic metaphors is simplistic.

I was also disappointed with their limited view of the history of psychology - assuming that cognitive psychology started in the 1950's leaves out some important influences - their attempt to produce an embodied theory of the mind would benefit from comparisons with the psychology of Rubenstein and later activity theory.

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