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Lakoff, George

  • [2014]  Don't Think of an Elephant!.: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014
  • [2008]  The Political Mind: why you can't understand 21st Century politics with an 18th Century brain. Viking, 2008 [review]
  • [2005]  The Cognitive Foundations of Mathematics: the role of conceptual metaphor. In: Campbell, J. I. D. (Ed.) Handbook of Mathematical Cognition, 2005, pp. 109-124 (Núñez, R. E. / Lakoff, George)
  • [2004]  Don't Think of an Elephant!.: know your values and frame the debate. Chelsea Green, 2004 [summary]
  • [2003]  Metaphors We Live By. University of Chicago Press, 2003 (Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark)
  • [2001]  Where Mathematics Comes From: how the embodied mind brings mathematics into being. Basic Books, 2001 (Lakoff, George / Nuñez, Rafael)
  • [2001]  Metaphors of Terror. 2001 [text]
  • [2000]  Where Mathematics Comes From: how the embodied mind brings mathematics into being. Basic Books, 2000 [summary] (Lakoff, George / Núñez, Rafael)
  • [1999]  Philosophy in the Flesh: the embodied mind and its challenge to Western thought. Basic Books, 1999 (Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark)
  • [1997]  Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: what categories reveal about the mind. University of Chicago Press, 1997
  • [1996]  The Metaphorical Structure of Mathematics. In: L. English (Ed.), Mathematical Reasoning: Analogies, Metaphors and Images. Lawrence Erlbaum (Lakoff, George / Núñez, R. E.)
  • [1993]  The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor. In: Andrew Ortony (Edi.), Metaphor and Thought, Cambridge University Press, 1993 [text]
  • [1992]  Where Mathematics Comes From: How the embodied mind brings mathematics into being. Basic Books, 1992 (Lakoff, George / Nunez, Rafael E.)
  • [1991]  Metaphor and War: the metaphor system used to justify war in the Gulf. 1991 [text]
  • [1990]  Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: what categories reveal about the mind. University of Chicago Press, 1990
  • [1990]  Metaphor and War; reflections on the imminence of war in the Gulf. University of California Press, 1990
  • [1989]  More than Cool Reason: a field guide to poetic metaphor. University of Chicago Press, 1989 (Lakoff, George / Turner, Mark)
  • [1989]  Foreign policy by metaphor. CRL Newsletter, June 1989, 3, 5 [text] (Chilton, Paul / Lakoff, George)
  • [1987]  Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: what categories reveal about the mind. University of Chicago Press, 1987
  • [1987]  The Tree of Knowledge: the biological roots of human understanding. Shambhala, 1987 (Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark)
  • [1986]  Women, Fire and Dangerous Things: what categories reveal about the mind. University of Chicago Press, 1986
  • [1980]  The Metaphorical Structure of the Human Conceptual System. Cognitive Science, 4, 1980, pp. 195-208 [text] (Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark)
  • [1980]  Metaphors We Live By. University of Chicago Press, 1980 (Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark)
  • [1980]  George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. Metaphors We Live By. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1980 (Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark)
  • [1980]  Autopoiesis and Cognition. Reidel, 1980 (Lakoff, George / Johnson, Mark)

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[2014]:  Systemic Reliance of World Religions on Human Sacrifice Covert use of fatal conflict to ensure vital resource management [Refs]

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[2014]:  Comprehension of Numbers Challenging Global Civilization Number games people play for survival [Refs]

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[2014]:  Correspondences between Traditional Constellations and Pattern Languages Requisite simplexity for sustainable comprehension of complexity [Refs]

[2014]:  Corpus Callosum of the Global Brain? Locating the integrative function within the world wide web [Refs]

[2014]:  Life-skill Learning from Animal Shareholders and Collaborators Cognitive opportunity for engaging radically with a complex world in crisis [Refs]

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[2014]:  Now as the Ultimate Cognitive Strange Attractor A continuing invitation down the rabbit hole ? [Refs]

[2014]:  Being neither Dead nor Alive But how to know now? [Refs]

[2013]:  Psychosocial Implication of Without Within Enjoying going solar for oneself [Refs]

[2013]:  Wholth as Sustaining Dynamic of Health and Wealth Cognitive dynamics sustaining the meta-pattern that connects [Refs]

[2013]:  Being a Potential Waveform as an Experiential Choice Emergent dynamic qualities of identity and integrity [Refs]

[2013]:  Encountering Otherness as a Waveform In the light of a wave theory of being [Refs]

[2013]:  World Futures Conference as Catastrophic Question From performance to morphogenesis and transformation [Refs]

[2013]:  Risk-enhancing Cognitive Implications of the Basic Mathematical Operations ADD, MULTIPLY, DIVIDE and SUBTRACT [Refs]

[2013]:  Law and Order vs. Lore and Orders? Imagining otherwise the forceful engagement of singularity with plurality [Refs]

[2013]:  Potential of Feynman Diagrams for Challenging Psychosocial Relationships? Comprehending the neglect of an unexplored possibility [Refs]

[2013]:  Sensing Epiterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Embedding of extraterrestrials in episystemic dynamics? [Refs]

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[2013]:  Vigorous Application of Derivative Thinking to Derivative Problems Transcending bewailing, hand-wringing and emotional blackmail [Refs]

[2012]:  In Quest of a Dynamic Pattern of Transformations Sensing the strange attractor of an emerging Rosetta Stone [Refs]

[2012]:  Unthought as Cognitive Foundation of Global Civilization Implications of God, debt, overpopulation, waste, negligence, encroachment and death? [Refs]

[2012]:  Swastika as Dynamic Pattern Underlying Psychosocial Power Processes Implicate order of Knight's move game-playing sustaining creativity, exploitation and impunity [Refs]

[2012]:  Knowledge Processes Neglected by Science Insights from the crisis of science and belief [Refs]

[2012]:  Being a Poem in the Making Engendering a Multiverse through Musing [Refs]

[2012]:  Enactivating Multiversal Community Hearing a pattern of voices in the global wilderness [Refs]

[2012]:  Implication of Indwelling Intelligence in Global Confidence-building Sustaining the construction and dynamic of psychosocial reality through questioning [Refs]

[2012]:  Experience of Cognitive Implication in Fundamental Geometry Unexamined metaphoric framing of strategic discourse [Refs]

[2012]:  Way Round Cognitive Ground Zero and Pointlessness? Embodying the Geometry of Fundamental Cognitive Dynamics [Refs]

[2012]:  Middle East Peace Potential through Dynamics in Spherical Geometry Engendering connectivity from incommensurable 5-fold and 6-fold conceptual frameworks [Refs]

[2012]:  Transforming the Art of Conversation Conversing as the transformative science of development [Refs]

[2011]:  Freedom, Democracy, Justice: Isolated Nouns or Interwoven Verbs? Illusory quest for qualities and principles dynamically disguised [Refs]

[2011]:  Triangulation of Incommensurable Concepts for Global Configuration  [Refs]

[2011]:  Reframing the Dynamics of Engaging with Otherness Triadic correspondences between Topology, Kama Sutra and I Ching [Refs]

[2011]:  Massive Elicitation of Psychosocial Energy Requisite technology for collective enlightenment [Refs]

[2011]:  Anticipating Future Strategic Triple Whammies In the light of earthquake-tsunami-nuclear misconceptions [Refs]

[2011]:  Implication of Toroidal Transformation of the Crown of Thorns: Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension Design challenge to enable integrative comprehension of global dynamics [Refs]

[2011]:  Reintegration of a Remaindered World Cognitive recycling of objects of systemic neglect [Refs]

[2011]:  Eliciting a 12-fold Pattern of Generic Operational Insights Recognition of memory constraints on collective strategic comprehension [Refs]

[2011]:  Engendering a Psychopter through Biomimicry and Technomimicry Insights from the Process of Helicopter Development [Refs]

[2011]:  Mind Map of Global Civilizational Collapse Why Nothing is Happening in Response to Global Challenges [Refs]

[2011]:  ¿ Higher Education ∞ Meta-education ? Transforming cognitive enabling processes increasingly unfit for purpose [Refs]

[2011]:  Strategic Complexity ∞ Attracting Consensus Klein is beautiful *e*Sustaining identity in time [Refs]

[2011]:  Humanitarian Disaster or Act of God -- Dangerous Implication in Practice? Responding systemically to the probable fate of millions [Refs]

[2011]:  The Consensus Delusion Mysterious attractor undermining global civilization as currently imagined [Refs]

[2011]:  Primary Global Reserve Currency: the Con? Cognitive implications of a prefix for sustainable confidelity [Refs]

[2011]:  En-joying the World through En-joying Oneself Eliciting the potential of globalization through cognitive radicalization [Refs]

[2011]:  Embodiment of Change: Comprehension, Traction and Impact? Discovering enabling questions for the future [Refs]

[2011]:  In-forming the Chalice as an Integrative Cognitive Dynamic Sustaining the Holy Grail of Global Governance [Refs]

[2011]:  Living as an Imaginal Bridge between Worlds Global implications of betwixt and between and liminality [Refs]

[2010]:  Strategic Embodiment of Time: Configuring questions fundamental to change [Refs]

[2010]:  Epistemological Panic in the face of Nonduality Does nothing matter? [Refs]

[2010]:  From Changing the Strategic Game to Changing the Strategic Frame Missing cognitive possibility in changing the system not the planet [Refs]

[2010]:  Warp and Weft of Future Governance Ninefold interweaving of incommensurable threads of discourse [Refs]

[2010]:  Circulation of the Light: Essential metaphor of global sustainability? [Refs]

[2010]:  Engendering Invagination and Gastrulation of Globalization Reconstructive insights from the sciences and the humanities [Refs]

[2010]:  Re-Emergence of the Language of the Birds through Twitter? Harmonising the configuration of pattern-breaking interjections and expletives [Refs]

[2010]:  Cultivating Global Strategic Fantasies of Choice Learnings from Islamic Al-Qaida and the Republican Tea Party movement [Refs]

[2010]:  Enacting Transformative Integral Thinking through Playful Elegance A Symposium at the End of the Universe? [Refs]

[2010]:  Tao of Engagement -- Weaponised Violence and Beyond Fibonacci's magic carpet of games to be played for sustainable global governance [Refs]

[2010]:  Designing Global Self-governance for the Future Patterns of dynamic integration of the netherworld [Refs]

[2010]:  Implication of Personal Despair in Planetary Despair Avoiding entrapment in hopeful anticipation [Refs]

[2009]:  Us and Them: Relating to Challenging Others Patterns in the shadow dance between good and evil [Refs]

[2009]:  Geometry of Thinking for Sustainable Global Governance Cognitive Implication of Synergetics [Refs]

[2009]:  Overpopulation Debate as a Psychosocial Hazard Development of safety guidelines from handling other hazardous materials [Refs]

[2009]:  Periodic Pattern of Human Knowing Implication of the Periodic Table as metaphor of elementary order [Refs]

[2009]:  Periodic Pattern of Human Life The Periodic Table as a metaphor of lifelong learning [Refs]

[2009]:  In Quest of a Job vs Engendering Employment Escaping economic disempowerment through enabling metaphors and software [Refs]

[2009]:  Geometry, Topology and Dynamics of Identity Cognitive implication in fundamental strategic questions and dilemmas [Refs]

[2009]:  Engaging with Globality: through cognitive lines, circlets, crowns or holes  [Refs]

[2009]:  Existential Embodiment of Externalities Radical cognitive engagement with environmental categories and disciplines [Refs]

[2009]:  United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference Exploring the underside of climate change [Refs]

[2009]:  Facism as Superficial Intercultural Extremism Burkha, toplessness, sunglasses, beards, and flu masks [Refs]

[2008]:  Self-reflexive Challenges of Integrative Futures  [Refs]

[2008]:  Dynamics of Symmetry Group Theorizing Comprehension of psycho-social implication [Refs]

[2008]:  Polyhedral Pattern Language: Software facilitation of emergence, representation and transformation of psycho-social organization [Refs]

[2008]:  Self-reflective Embodiment of Transdisciplinary Integration (SETI): the universal criteria of species maturity? The universal criterion of species maturity? [Refs]

[2008]:  Stepping into, or through, the Mirror: embodying alternative scenario patterns [Refs]

[2008]:  Topology of Valuing: dynamics of collective engagement with polyhedral value configurations [Refs]

[2008]:  Psychodynamics of Collective Engagement with Polyhedral Value Configurations [Refs]

[2008]:  Polyhedral Empowerment of Networks through Symmetry: psycho-social implications for organization and global governance [Refs]

[2008]:  Sustainability through Magically Dancing Patterns 9x9, 19x19 -- I Ching, Tao Te Ching / T'ai Hsuan Ching, Weiqi (Go) [Refs]

[2008]:  Towards Polyhedral Global Governance: complexifying oversimplistic strategic metaphors [Refs]

[2008]:  Irresponsible Dependence on a Flat Earth Mentality -- in response to global governance challenges  [Refs]

[2008]:  Climate Change and the Elephant in the Living Room In quest of an endangered species [Refs]

[2008]:  In Quest of Optimism Beyond the Edge: through avoidance of the answering process [Refs]

[2008]:  Climate of Change Misrepresented as Climate Change Insights from metaphorical confusion [Refs]

[2008]:  Animation of Classical BaGua Arrangements: a dynamic representation of Neti Neti  [Refs]

[2007]:  Transforming Static Websites into Mobile "Wizdomes": enabling change through intertwining dynamic and configurative metaphors [Refs]

[2007]:  Tuning a Periodic Table of Religions, Epistemologies and Spirituality: including the sciences and other belief systems  [Refs]

[2007]:  Human Intercourse: Intercourse with Nature and Intercourse with the Other [Refs]

[2007]:  Potential Psychosocial Significance of Monstrous Moonshine: an exceptional form of symmetry as a Rosetta stone for cognitive frameworks [Refs]

[2007]:  Climbing Elven Stairways: DNA as a macroscopic metaphor of polarized psychodynamics  [Refs]

[2007]:  Archetypal otherness -- "DNA vs. I Ching": Climbing Elven Stairways (Part B) [Refs]

[2007]:  Conditions of Objective, Subjective and Embodied Cognition: mnemonic systems for memetic coding of complexity  [Refs]

[2006]:  Governance through Pattern Language: creative cognitive engagement contrasted with abdication of responsibility  [Refs]

[2006]:  Cyclopean Vision vs Poly-sensual Engagement  [Refs]

[2006]:  Council of the Whys: emergent wisdom through configuration of why-question dynamics [Refs]

[2006]:  Hyperaction through Hypercomprehension and Hyperdrive: necessary complement to hypertext proliferation in hypersociety Necessary complement to proliferation of hypermedia in hypersociety [Refs]

[2006]:  Handing Over: Handy metaphors for the communication of intent [Refs]

[2006]:  Walking Elven Pathways: enactivating the pattern that connects [Refs]

[2006]:  Epistemological Challenge of Cognitive Body Odour: exploring the underside of dialogue [Refs]

[2005]:  Resolving the Challenge of Faith-based Terrorism: Eliciting the dynamic of two-body, three-body and n-body variants  [Refs]

[2005]:  Sustainability through the Dynamics of Strategic Dilemmas: in the light of the coherence and visual form of the Mandelbrot set [Refs]

[2005]:  Cardioid Attractor Fundamental to Sustainability: 8 transactional games forming the heart of sustainable relationship [Refs]

[2004]:  Errorism vs Terrorism?: Encroachment, Complicity, Denial and Terraism [Refs]

[2003]:  Tank-thoughts from Think-tanks: constraining metaphors on developing global governance Metaphors constraining development of global governance [Refs]

[2003]:  Sustainable internet penetration of rural areas: reframed through local cultural metaphors Reframing the global challenge of the digital divide through fruitful local metaphors [Refs]

[2003]:  Backside to the Future: coherence and conflation of dominant strategic metaphors [Refs]

[2002]:  Psychology of Sustainability: Embodying cyclic environmental processes [Refs]

[2002]:  Navigating Alternative Conceptual Realities: clues to the dynamics of enacting new paradigms through movement [Refs]

[2000]:  And When the Bombing Stops? Territorial conflict as a challenge to mathematicians [Refs]

[1998]:  Being Other Wise: dynamics of a meaningfully sustainable lifestyle Clues to the dynamics of a meaningfully sustainable lifestyle [Refs]

[1994]:  Transdisciplinarity-3 as the Emergence of Patterned Experience (Part II) Transcending duality as the conceptual equivalent of learning to walk (Part II) [Refs]

[1994]:  Developing a Metaphorical Language for the Future [Refs]

[1993]:  Metaphor as a Language for Global Governance [Refs]

[1993]:  La Métaphore: une ressource mal-explorée pour l'éco-développement durable Une ressource mal-exploree pour l'eco-developpement durable [Refs]

[1992]:  Metaphor and the Language of Futures [Refs]

[1992]:  Future Coping Strategies: Beyond the constraints of proprietary metaphors [Refs]

[1991]:  Metaphors as Transdisciplinary Vehicles of the Future [Refs]

[1991]:  Les Metaphores comme Vehicules Transdisciplinaires de l'Avenir [Refs]

[1991]:  Comprehensible Policy-making: Guiding Metaphors and Configuring Choices (Part II) [Refs]

[1987]:  Governance Through Metaphor [Refs]

[s.d.]:  Radical Cognitive Mirroring of Globalization Dynamically inning the unquestioningly outed [Refs]

[s.d.]:  Encycling Problematic Wickedness for Potential Humanity Imagining a future Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential [Refs]