Reading Minds: The Study of English in the Age of Cognitive Science

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Princeton University Press, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 298 pages

The great adventure of modern cognitive science, the discovery of the human mind, will fundamentally revise our concept of what it means to be human. Drawing together the classical conception of the language arts, the Renaissance sense of scientific discovery, and the modern study of the mind, Mark Turner offers a vision of the central role that language and the arts of language can play in that adventure.

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Contents

Users Manual
25
Floor Plan
30
Poetry and Invention
51
The Body of Our Thought and the Thought of Our Body
68
The Poetry of Argument
99
Conceptual Connections
121
The Poetry of Connections I
151
The Poetry of Connections II
183
The Poetry of Connections III
198
Cultural Literacy and Poetic Thought
216
Envoi Cognitive Rhetoric and Literary Criticism
239
Appendix
249
Notes
263
Index
289
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About the author (1991)

Mark Turner is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. His books include Death Is the Mother of Beauty: Mind, Metaphor, Criticism (Chicago).

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