Is abstract thought just piggybacking on the physical body? by Matt Cardin
This post reminds me of the ideas of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson. Lakoff, in particular, has been voicing his opinions about the power of metaphor in politics.
The work of Lakoff and Johnson also relates to some others researching and speculating about the embodied mind. I know you’re familiar with Ken Wilber and integral theory. Have you seen any of the integral discussions about enactivism. Enactivism was influenced by both Buddhism and phenomenology, and was an attempt to discover scientific language to describe the embodied mind.