The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

In conversation with Ian Masters, host of Background Briefing on KPFK 90.7 FM
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Episode Summary
One of the world's best-known cognitive scientists explains why understanding language is critical in politics and why Reason is not as reasonable as we thought.

Participant(s) Bio
George Lakoff is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at UC Berkeley and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is author of The New York Times bestseller Don't Think of an Elephant! Moral Politics, Whose Freedom?, and many books and articles on cognitive science and linguistics.