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

  • Michael B. Buchholz Universität Göttingen
Keywords: mathematics, cognitive science, embodiment

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

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Author Biography

Michael B. Buchholz, Universität Göttingen
Michael B. BUCHHOLZ (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/beirat/buchholz-d.htm), Dipl.-Psych., Dr. phil., apl. Prof. am Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Göttingen, arbeitet als Psychoanalytiker in privater Praxis. Arbeitsschwerpunkte: Qualitative Sozialforschung, besonders Metapherntheorie. Letzte Veröffentlichungen: Metaphern der Kur – Qualitative Studien zum therapeutischen Prozeß (Westdeutscher Verlag, Opladen 1996); Psychotherapie als Profession (Psychosozial-Verlag, Giessen 1999)
Published
2002-01-31
How to Cite
Buchholz, M. B. (2002). Review: George Lakoff & Rafael E. Núnez (2000). Where Mathematics Comes From—How the Embodied Mind brings Mathematics into Being. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-3.1.891