Cognitive scientist takes on Pinker!
[b:9c1eea5df4]When Cognitive Science Enters Politics[/b:9c1eea5df4]
by George Lakoff
For a quarter of a century, Steven Pinker and I have been on opposite sides of major intellectual and scientific divide concerning the nature of language and the mind. (Until now), the divide was confined to the academic world.
But recently the issue of the nature of mind and language has come into politics in a big way. We can no longer conduct 21st century politics with a 17th century understanding of the mind. The political issues in this country and the world are just too important.