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Chomsky

Language, Mind and Politics


Συγγραφέας: McGilvray James
Εκδότης: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745649900
Σειρά βιβλίου: Key Contemporary Thinkers
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 288
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2013
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2013

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Chomsky"

Noam Chomsky has made major contributions to three fields: political history and analysis, linguistics, and the philosophies of mind, language, and human nature. In this thoroughly revised and updated volume, James McGilvray provides a critical introduction to Chomsky's work in these three key areas and assesses their continuing importance and relevance for today. In an incisive and comprehensive analysis, McGilvray argues that Chomsky s work can be seen as a unified intellectual project. He shows how Chomsky adapts the tools of natural science to the study of mind and of language in particular and explains why Chomsky's "rationalist" approach to the mind continues to be opposed by the majority of contemporary cognitive scientists. The book also discusses some of Chomsky s central political themes in depth, examining how Chomsky's view of the good life and the ideal form of social organization is related to and in part dependent on his biologically based account of human nature and the place of language within it. As in the first edition, McGilvray emphasizes the distinction between common sense and science and the difference between rationalist and empiricist approaches to the mind, making clear the importance of these themes for understanding Chomsky's work and showing that they are based on elementary observations that are accessible to everyone. This edition has been extensively re-written to emphasize Chomsky's recent work, which increasingly 'biologizes' the study of language and mind and - by implication - the study of human nature. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of philosophy, linguistics, and politics, as well as to all those keen to develop a critical understanding of one of the most controversial and important thinkers writing today.


Συγγραφέας/εις: McGilvray James
Κατηγορία: φιλοσοφία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Key Contemporary Thinkers
ISBN: 9780745649900
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 18/10/2013
Εκδότης: Polity Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 288
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 414 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Στοιχεία έκδοσης: 2nd Edition
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2013

Περιεχόμενα

Preface vi Introduction 1 1 Chomsky s Contributions 7 2 The Mind and Its Sciences 26 3 Partitioning the Mind: Bad and Good Cognitive Science 52 4 Human Problem-Solving Capacities 69 5 The Science of Language 89 6 Linguistic Meanings and Their Uses 136 7 Chomsky on Politics: Some Basic Themes 158 8 Language and Politics: Justification 205 Glossary 234 Notes 238 Bibliography 245 Index 254

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