Review: George Lakoff & Rafael E. Núnez (2000). Where Mathematics Comes From—How the Embodied Mind brings Mathematics into Being

Michael B. Buchholz

Abstract


Until recently, mathematics was seldom a topic of interest in cognitive science. However, cognitive linguists no longer follow the CHOMSKYian dogmatism and have adapted the view founded by George LAKOFF that human experience is basically embodied. Thus, embodied cognitive schemata should be able to create a fundament in or for mathematics—LAKOFFs/NUNEZ' work serves as a test for this supposition. Mathematics is perceived as an expression and a part of human interaction and their bodily experience in a new and fascinating way.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs020143

Keywords


mathematics; cognitive science; embodiment



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