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Figure/Ground interview with Mark K. Johnson

Figure/Ground interview with Mark K. Johnson

Mark L. Johnson was interviewed via Skype by Laureano Ralon on November 15th, 2011 as part of the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series ( Dr. Johnson is Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. He is well-known for contributions to embodied philosophy, cognitive science and cognitive linguistics, some of which he has co-authored with George Lakoff such as Metaphors We Live By and Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought (Basic Books, 1999) His latest book, The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding (Chicago, 2007), further investigates aspects of embodied meaning and cognition that have traditionally been ignored or... Show More


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