The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky

The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky

by James McGilvray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521780136

ISBN-13: 9780521780131

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers of modern times. The most cited writer in the humanities, his work has revolutionized the field of linguistics, and has dominated many other disciplines including politics and the philosophy of mind and human nature. This Companion brings together a team of leading linguists, philosophers, cognitive scientists

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Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers of modern times. The most cited writer in the humanities, his work has revolutionized the field of linguistics, and has dominated many other disciplines including politics and the philosophy of mind and human nature. This Companion brings together a team of leading linguists, philosophers, cognitive scientists and political theorists to consolidate the disparate strands of Chomsky's thought into one accessible volume and an essential guide to one of the leading intellectual figures of our time.

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ISBN-13:
9780521780131
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

The contributors; Introduction James McGilvray; Part I. Chomsky on the Human Language: 1. Chomsky's science of language Neil Smith; 2. Plato's problem, UG, and the language organ David Lightfoot; 3. Grammar, levels, and biology Howard Lasnik; 4. How the brain begets language Laura-Ann Petitto; 5. Chomsky and Halle's revolution in phonology B. Elan Dresher; 6. Universal aspects of word learning Lila Gleitman and Cynthia Fisher; Part II. Chomsky on the Human Mind: 7. Empiricism and rationalism as research strategies Norbert Hornstein; 8. Innate ideas Paul Pietroski and Stephen Crain; 9. Mind, language, and the limits of inquiry Akeel Bilgrami and Carol Rovane; 10. Meaning and Creativity James McGilvray; Part III. Chomsky on Values and Politics: 11. Market values and libertarian socialist values Milan Rai; 12. The individual, the state, and the corporation James Wilson; 13. Noam Chomsky: the struggle continues Irene Gendzier; 14. The responsibility of the intellectual Jean Bricmont; Notes; References; Index.

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