Category Archives: Lakoff

A Comment on the Lakoff/Pinker Debate: What About Ethos?

There’s been some discussion about the flareup between Lakoff and Pinker. I’m not even going to comment on the cognitive science issues: we have bonafide experts around these parts to do that. But I have had considerable experience debating conservatives, and I have personally found most of what Lakoff writes to be pretty useless in any practical, working sense. Why?
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Two Good Ideas From Lakoff

While I’m not the world’s biggest fan of George Lakoff, he has published two posts that are worth reading.
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