A New Direction in Psychology and Politics

Jonathan Haidt remembers reading Metaphors We Live By (University of Chicago Press, 1980), the influential book that George P. Lakoff, a professor of linguistics and cognitive science at the University of California at Berkeley, wrote with Mark L. Johnson, a professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon. The book drew on cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, and philosophy to explore how metaphors, often unconsciously, play a pervasive role in everyday life, governing people's