Going through these things heavily a couple of years ago, I ended up solidly in the Lakoff camp. It was exciting – and still is – to me – to actually be able to say, “Yes, I consider this a proper way to view mathematics”.
Great video: It would’ve probably shortened my struggle by a *lot* of time…. or maybe it wouldn’t have, I dunno. But finding Lakoff (first with the metaphors and then with the math) was breaththrough time for me… the first time I could say, “Ok, whew, yes, something I agree with”.
I’m still trying to poke holes in embodied cognition – I always try to poke holes in something that ‘seems to be true enough’ to see if it holds water as it were, but so far, it seems solid enough for me.
This morning’s search _might_ put a question mark in one of my favorite examples of embodied cognition: How does a baseball player catch a ball… that I was researching this morning and got distracted from — which I think I’ll return to as my evening project.