On beauty

What I’ve found so liberating over the past few years in education is thought. I’m aware that sounds rather abstract. This is what I mean: for many years the prevailing orthodoxy in education, at least in my experience, didn’t encourage much thought. And to think, to conjure other possibilities, one has to know. Much of …

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On love

The concepts that pervade our thoughts affect how we function and behave. They are not merely intellectual musings. In Metaphors We Live By (1980 and 2003), Lakoff & Johnson state that “Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is fundamentally metaphorical in nature.” They argue that our conceptual system …

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