In the opening lines of Philosophy in the Flesh, Lakoff and Johnson list the findings of cognitive science which are a direct challenge to 2000 years of philosophical speculation: (1) The mind is inherently embodied; (2) Thought is mostly unconscious; (3) Abstract concepts are largely metaphorical. The following lecture mostly deals with the third element. The idea that the mind is embodied, and that human beings reason in terms of metaphors has major consequences in the study of religious experience and the way ancient (and modern!) writers tell their stories. More on this in a later post. For now, I hope you will enjoy Lakoff's lecture.