Embodied Meaning books

These books support understanding of the embodied meaning thesis and its justification through philosophy, psychology, linguistics and cognitive science.

The Meaning of the Body*** by Mark Johnson (2007)

The thorough and up-to-date philosophical account of the embodied meaning thesis, its basis in evidence and its implications for the arts

Moral Imagination*** by Mark Johnson (1993)

A thought-provoking exploration of the implications of embodied meaning for ethics

Metaphors we Live by*** by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980)

How much of the language we use every day consists in dead metaphors that show the ways in which their meaning arises from the metaphorical extension of embodied experience

Women, Fire and Dangerous Things**** by George Lakoff (1987)

The early, hefty and demanding, but highly stimulating book on the embodied meaning thesis in linguistics

The Embodied Mind**** by Francisco Varela, Evan Thompson and Eleanor Rosch (1991)

How consciousness can emerge from embodied experience, with links to Buddhist thought

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