George Lakoff, The Political Mind
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§ George Lakoff The Political Mind.docx
§ Conservatives and progressives do not just have different goals and values.docx
§ one of the reasons that politics lets us down.docx ¶
§ Temporal structure of the narrative.docx
§ The Brains language.docx
§ The story of narrative quality of knowing.docx George Lakoff , The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientists Guide to your Brain and Politics. Penguin, (2008-2009)
How the Brain Shapes the Political Mind
Chapters 1- 4
Political Challenges for the 21st Century Mind
Chapters 5 - 12
The Technical is the Political
Chapters 13 18
Afterword: What if it Works.
1 Anna Nicole on the Brain
2 The Political Unconscious
3 The Brains Role in Family Values
4 The Brains Role in Political Ideologies
5 A New Consciousness
6 Traumatic Ideas: The War on Terror
7 Framing Reality: Privateering
8 Fear of Framing
9 Confronting Stereotypes: Sons of the Welfare Queen
10 Aim Above the Bad Apples
11 Cognitive Policy
12 Contested Concepts Everywhere
13 Exploring the Political Brain
14 The Problem of Self-interest
15 The Metaphors Defining Rational Action
16 Why Hawks Win
17 The Brains Language
18 Language in the New Enlightenment
George Lakoff , The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientists Guide to your Brain and Politics. Penguin, (2008-2009)
The Political Unconsciousness
Conservatives and progressives do not just have different goals and values. They have very different modes of thought.
There is no moderate worldview.
Behind every progressive policy lies a single moral value: empathy, together with the responsibility and strength to act on that empathy.
You have to be strong to care, and act on that care with success.
The role of progressive
government is to maximize our freedomand protection and empowerment do
just that. Protection is there to guarantee freedom from harm, from want, from
fear. Empowerment is there to maximize freedom to achieve your goals.
governmental budgets are moral documents.
The government is supposed to ensure that food and drugs and drinking water are safe, to maintain roads and bridges, to provide education.
embraces the Old Enlightenment view of reason: it is conscious, logical, literal,
universal, unemotional, disembodied, with the function of serving the interests,
ones own or of others.
The Implicit moral intuition seems to be that empathy defines what counts as market success and failure.
But the concepts of
empathy and market failure are never discussed overtly. Indeed there is no discussion
in public discourse of what market failure or success is.. . and what to do
The insufficiency of empathy
without emotive strength needed to overcome the cool rationality that fails
to achieve the policy goals of neoliberalism.
George Lakoff, The Political Mind
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