Study Questions for Lakoff and Johnson,
Philosophy in the Flesh, Part II

Study Questions by Dr. Jan Garrett

Last revised March 16, 2007

The numbers associated with the questions refer to pages in LJ, unless otherwise indicated. "LJ" refers to Lakoff and Johnson, the authors, or to the book, which they jointly authored.

Chapter 9

1. How do LJ describe the cognitive science of philosophical ideas? (134)

2. What do general remarks do they make about the abstract ideas they will be discussing (bottom paragraph,134)?

3. What philosophical questions arise in the case of each concept studied? (135)

4, Why will many philosophers regard this undertaking as irrelevant for philosophy? What do they assume? (135)

5. Why do LJ disagree? (136)