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In contemporary [[linguistics]] and [[cognitive science]], '''[[wikipedia:conceptual metaphor|comnceptual metaphors]]''' are neurally-implemented mappings between concrete [[domain of discourse|domains of discourse]] (often related to our [[body]] and [[perception]]) and more abstract domains.  These are a well-known source of [[bias]] and are often exploited in the [[Dark Arts]].
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In contemporary [[linguistics]] and [[cognitive science]], '''[[wikipedia:conceptual metaphor|conceptual metaphors]]''' are neurally-implemented mappings between concrete [[domain of discourse|domains of discourse]] (often related to our [[body]] and [[perception]]) and more abstract domains.  These are a well-known source of [[bias]] and are often exploited in the [[Dark Arts]].
  
 
For instance, [[wikipedia:George Lakoff]] has documented the effect of political metaphors, which tend to map government to a "nurturing mother" or an "authoritarian father".
 
For instance, [[wikipedia:George Lakoff]] has documented the effect of political metaphors, which tend to map government to a "nurturing mother" or an "authoritarian father".

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In contemporary linguistics and cognitive science, conceptual metaphors are neurally-implemented mappings between concrete domains of discourse (often related to our body and perception) and more abstract domains. These are a well-known source of bias and are often exploited in the Dark Arts.

For instance, wikipedia:George Lakoff has documented the effect of political metaphors, which tend to map government to a "nurturing mother" or an "authoritarian father".

See also