reason rooted in the body

"[Quoting Lakoff and Johnson:] the very structure of reason itself comes from the details of our embodiment. The same neural and cognitive mechanisms that allow us to perceive and move around also create our conceptual systems and modes of reason" p. 120

"Emotion and the body are at the irreducible core of experience [...] and reason emanates from that central core of the emotions," p. 185

"reason is not only rooted in the body, in our bodies, but in the physical and instinctual realm that we share with animals" p. 334


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