This article fortuitously popped up in my email this morning, as we discussed this topic in our online discussion yesterday. An excerpt from the introduction will explain its relevance.
“Emancipation is very much about reducing what Bhaskar calls the demi-real–beliefs and conceptions that do not correspond well with reality. […] It is not enough to point out the demi-real or systemic biases in reason. Ameliorating demi-reality involves identifying its sources, i.e. the causal and structural mechanisms that produce it. […] In this chapter I draw on trends in cognitive science-based embodied philosophy that reveal some of the structural sources of the demi-real. I draw primarily from Lakoff and Johnson’s embodied realism. […] The demi-real involves not just erroneous ideas but an erroneous certainty in ideas. “