October 6, 2014, 12:00 pm
George Lakoff at The Economics of Sustainability Conference
Fort Mason, San Francisco CA
George Lakoff is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at UC Berkeley, where he has taught since 1972. Previously, he taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan. His research covers many areas of Conceptual Analysis within Cognitive Linguistics, including the nature of human conceptual systems, especially metaphor systems for concepts such as time, events, causation, emotions, morality, the self, politics, etc., and the neural foundations of conceptual systems and language. George is the author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller, Don't Think of an Elephant, Metaphors We Live By, Moral Politics; How Liberal and Conservatives Think, and The Political Mind. He holds degrees from M.I.T. in mathematics and English literature and a PhD in Linguistics from Indiana University. George is American's leading expert on the framing of political ideas and is one of the world's best-known cognitive scientists.