James Geary:
James Geary, falando metaforicamente

TEDGlobal 2009 · 9:30 · Filmed Jul 2009
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Entusiasta de aforismos e autor, James Geary elabora essa fascinante fixação da linguagem humana: a metáfora. Companheira de escritores, seja de Aristóteles a Elvis, a metáfora pode influenciar sutilmente as decisões que tomamos, diz Geary.

Lost jobs, wayward lovers, wars and famine — come to think of it, just about any of life's curveballs — there's an aphorism for it, and James Geary's got it. Full bio
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