What follows are six short videos by cognitive scientist and linguist, George Lakoff, entitled Frameworks, Empathy, and Sustainability. These videos provide some context for the efforts caring citizens in their neighborhood think tanks to change politics from winning and losing to governing.
Caring Citizen Delegates exercise four mutual responsibilities in their neighborhood Congress. Those responsibilities are:
At Caring Citizens' Congresstional weekly gathering delegates spend some portion of their time discussing the latest insights of the brain. Much of the material we read and discuss is by Dr. Lakoff. The following videos are of Dr. Lakoff addressing caring citizens concerned about preserving the land, sky and water.
Video #1 – Overview Of The Mind - Why You Can't Be Rational Without Being Emotional.
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Video #2 – Metaphors Structure Everything That You Learn
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Video #3 – Morality Is About Well-Being
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Video #4 – The Nation As Family Metaphor - The Market As A Moral System
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Video #5 – Dangerous Fundamental Metaphors – Includes discussion of fungibility of money, Peter Barnes’ Capitalism 3.0, the physics of how brains change when new ideas are learned.
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Video #6 – Your Brain Is Always Changing
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