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Your Brain's Politics (Societas)

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At first glance, issues like economic inequality, healthcare, climate change, and abortion seem unrelated. However, when thinking and talking about them, people reliably fall into two camps: conservative and liberal. What explains this divide? Why do conservatives and liberals hold the positions they do? And what is the conceptual nature of those who decide elections, comm ...more
Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by Imprint Academic (first published November 1st 2016)
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Marilyn Smith
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a timely book for making sense of US political divide that makes discussion so challenging right now. Lakoff explains how our brain's neural processing of words and phrases, often set in early childhood, can color words and phrases in ways that become auto pilot reactions.
A thoughtful and thought provoking read -
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A brilliantly written book that clearly imparts its concepts upon the reader. Written as an intelligent dialogue between two great cognitive scientists, the book allows the reader to easily follow the flow of information.

I think that what is presented would be "enlightening" for those who read news while they are filled with emotions. It has been explained clearly how the mechanisms of political framing stems from the differences in family values. The book presents an acute analysis that would
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Wish there were more books like this.
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Some good ideas are contained in this book; however, I did not like that it was published as a conversation, nor did I like that it was very short.
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George Lakoff is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at UC Berkeley and is one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.

He is author of The New York Times bestseller Don't Think of an Elephant!, as well as Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Whose Freedom?, and many other books and articles on cognitive science and ling
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