Framing the Environment
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 congresses to change politics from winning and losing to governing. See Framing for Activists by George Lakoff.
Video #1 – Overview Of The Mind – Why You Can’t Be Rational Without Being Emotional.
Video #2 – Metaphors Structure Everything That You Learn
Video #3 – Morality Is About Well-Being
Video #4 – The Nation As Family Metaphor – The Market As A Moral System
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.
Video #6 – Your Brain Is Always Changing
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George Lakoff's Resources
The basic idea is this: Dr. Lakoff's resources are free and open to all. He will provide framing suggestions regularly over social media, and whoever receives them can decide how to use them, and whether to share them or retweet them. Dr. Lakoff's process is bottom-up.
Dr. Lakoff also offers this framing service to activist organizations, media folks, and elected officials and their staff.
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