Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things
What Categories Reveal About the Mind
by George Lakoff
Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things explores the effects of cognitive metaphors, both culturally specific and human-universal, on the grammar per se of several languages, and the evidence of the limitations of the classical logical-positivist or Anglo-American School philosophical concept of the category usually used to explain or describe the scientific method.
Reading time: 9 – 10 hours