George Lakoff Articles on the Web

including Interviews and One Video Lecture

This page by Dr. Jan Garrett

This page revised December 11, 2009



The Metaphor System Used to Justify War in the Gulf, by G. Lakoff (November 1991)

Metaphor, Morality and Politics, by G. Lakoff (1995)

Philosophy in the Flesh: G. Lakoff talks with John Brockman (ca. 1999)


Metaphors of Terror (September 16, 2001)

Biography: G. Lakoff

G. Lakoff, How Language is Used to Dominate in Politics (October 27, 2003)

Interview with G. Lakoff, by David Brancaccio (of PBS's "NOW") (2004)

G. Lakoff dissects the War on Terror (August 25, 2004)

G. Lakoff, Our Moral Values (The Nation, December 6, 2004)

G. Lakoff, Manifesto (on Framing) from Try Not to Think of an Elephant (2004)

Alex Steffen, Reframing the Planet (2004) (how environmentalists can use Lakoff's approach)


George Lakoff, Building on the Progressive Victory (12/2006)

George Lakoff et al., Logic of the Health Care Debate (2007)

George Lakoff, Empathy is the New Black (radio interview, June 28, 2008)

George Lakoff, The Political Mind (video lecture, June 2008)


George Lakoff, The Policy Speak Disaster for Health Care (August 20, 2009)

George Lakoff, Ending Minority Rule in California: One Sentence Can Do It (September 24, 2009)

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