(born 24 May 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri) is Knight Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Oregon. He is well-known for contributions to embodied philosophy, cognitive science and cognitive linguistics, some of which he has coauthored with George Lakoff such as Metaphors We Live By. However, he has also written extensively on philosophical topics such as John Dewey, Kant and ethics.
* Metaphors We Live By (co-authored with George Lakoff), University of Chicago, 1980. * Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor, University of Minnesota, 1981. * The Body in the Mind: The Bodily Basis of Meaning, Imagination, and Reason, University of Chicago, 1987. * Moral Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for Ethics, University of Chicago, 1993. * Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought, (co-authored with George Lakoff), Basic Books, 1999. * "We Are Live Creatures: Embodiment, American Pragmatism, and the Cognitive Organism." In Body, Language, and Mind, vol. 1. Zlatev, Jordan; Ziemke, Tom; Frank, Roz; Dirven, René (eds.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, forthcoming 2005 (coauthored with Tim Rohrer). http://www.uoregon.edu/~uophil/faculty/mjohnson/mjohnson.html Source: Wikipedia