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Ebook Where Mathematics Come From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being by George Lakoff read! Book Title: Where Mathematics Come From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being
The size of the: 17.70 MB
Edition: Basic Books
Date of issue: August 16th 2001
ISBN: 0465037712
ISBN 13: 9780465037711
The author of the book: George Lakoff
Language: English
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This book is about mathematical ideas, about what mathematics means-and why. Abstract ideas, for the most part, arise via conceptual metaphor-metaphorical ideas projecting from the way we function in the everyday physical world. Where Mathematics Comes From argues that conceptual metaphor plays a central role in mathematical ideas within the cognitive unconscious-from arithmetic and algebra to sets and logic to infinity in all of its forms.

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Ebook Where Mathematics Come From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being read Online! George Lakoff is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at UC Berkeley and is one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.

He is author of The New York Times bestseller Don't Think of an Elephant!, as well as Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Whose Freedom?, and many other books and articles on cognitive science and linguistics.


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