People use metaphors every time they speak. Some of those metaphors are literary - devices for making thoughts more vivid
or entertaining. But most are much more basic than that - they're "metaphors we live by", metaphors we use without even realizing
we're using them. In this book, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that these basic metaphors not only affect the way
we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning. Bringing together the
perspectives of linguistics and philosophy, Lakoff and Johnson offer an intriguing and surprising guide to some of the most
common metaphors and what they can tell us about the human mind. And for this new edition, they supply an afterword both extending
their arguments and offering a fascinating overview of the current state of thinking on the subject of the metaphor.