**Where Mathematics Comes From**

* Where Mathematics Comes From: How the Embodied Mind Brings Mathematics into Being* (hereinafter

*WMCF*) is a book by George Lakoff, a cognitive linguist, and Rafael E. Núñez, a psychologist. Published in 2000,

*WMCF*seeks to found a cognitive science of mathematics, a theory of embodied mathematics based on conceptual metaphor.

Read more about Where Mathematics Comes From: *WMCF* Definition of Mathematics, Human Cognition and Mathematics, Examples of Mathematical Metaphors, Example of Metaphorical Ambiguity, The Romance of Mathematics, Critical Response, Summing Up

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