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Philosophy Talk LIVE: The Extended Mind with George Lakoff

Stanford University philosophers
John Perry and
Ken Taylor, hosts of
Philosophy Talk, the Bay Area's favorite philosophy radio show, will be taping two live programs at
The Marsh in downtown Berkeley. Our meetup will be for
the 3:00 p.m. show with UC Berkeley cognitive scientist
George Lakoff on
The Extended Mind:


  • Though Descartes may have imagined the mind to be a thing separate and apart from the material world and from the body, an increasing number of psychologists and philosophers believe that to understand how the mind really works, we must understand it as both embedded in a body and as situated in an environment. According to some, in fact, the body and the environment do not just house the mind, but an essential part of the mind in the sense that workings of the mind depend upon and exploit the body and the environment. Join John, Ken, and their guest, noted linguist and cognitive scientist, George Lakoff, as they explore the extended mind, embodied cognition, and the situated self.


You will need to buy tickets by phone or in person at
the Marsh, or
online. The show is 90 minutes long and costs $15 in advance for this single event, or you can get a discount if you buy tickets for multiple shows. Tickets at the door (if any are left) are $20 each. There will also be a separate Philosophy Talk live show the same day at 12 noon with the same hosts chatting with guest
Ethan Watters on "
What is an adult?".
This show requires a separate ticket.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    to be continued by the "Mind and Body" lecture at Commonwealth Club SF on Feb 7?

    February 4, 2011

  • Peter

    I didn't see most of the people on the RSVP list, because there was a big crowd and I haven't met half of you yet. I think the hosts and guests did their best with the time they had, but it's a complicated topic.

    January 28, 2011

  • mike b

    For an example of Lakoff's perspective focussed on applied issues check this out:

    Moral Politics
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f9R9MtkpqM

    I ran into Johnson/Lakoff's writings while in university in the 90s, but didn't appreciate Lakoff's case for the power/pervasive influence of metaphors until hearing him speak about the current political environment.

    January 16, 2011

  • Allen

    Ordered my ticket and am ready to go. Will be looking to see you there. Lakoff is an interesting fellow.

    January 9, 2011

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