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Chomsky Notebook

Chomsky Notebook

by Julie Franck, Jean Bricmont


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ISBN-13: 9780231144742
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2010
Series: Columbia Themes in Philosophy
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jean Bricmont is a theoretical physicist and professor at the Catholic University of Louvain. He has helped to make the political writings of Noam Chomsky known in France after years of blackout. He is the coauthor, with Alan Sokal, of Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science.Julie Franck is assistant professor at the Laboratory of Experimental Psycholinguistics, University of Geneva. Her research concerns syntax in adults and children.

Table of Contents

Part I. Chomsky
1. The Mysteries of Nature: How Deeply Hidden?, by Noam Chomsky
2. The Great Soul of Power: Said Memorial Lecture, by Noam Chomsky
Part II. Introductions
3. Chomsky, France, Reason, Power, by Jean Bricmont and Julie Franck
4. An Interview with Noam Chomsky, by Jean Bricmont
Part III. Linguistic Theory and Language Processes
5. The Varying Aims of Linguistic Theory, by Cédric Boeckx and Norbert Hornstein
6. Language, Thought, and Reality After Chomsky, by Gennaro Chierchia
7. Generative Syntax in the Brain, by Yosef Grodzinsky
Part IV. Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Mind
8. Learning Organs, by Charles R. Gallistel
9. Innateness, Choice, and Language, by Elizabeth Spelke
10. The Scope and Limits of Chomsky's Naturalism, by Pierre Jacob
Part V. Chomsky and the Intelligentsia
11. Conspiracy: When Journalists (and Their Favorites) Misrepresent the Critical Analysis of the Media, by Serge Halimi and Arnaud Rindel
12. Noam Chomsky and the University, by Pierre Guerlain
13. The Practice of Intellectual Self-Defense in the University, by Normand Baillargeon
14. Chomsky, Faurisson, and Vidal-Naquet, by Jean Bricmont
15. Chomsky and Bourdieu: A Missed Encounter, by Frédéric Delorca
Part VI. Politics: Theory and Practice
16. Chomsky in France: The Resistance to Pragmatic Anti-Authoritarianism, by Larry Portis
17. Testimony, by Susan George
18. Truth, Balance, and Freedom, by Akeel Bilgrami
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Chomsky Notebook covers topics in a wide range of areas deeply influenced by the work of Noam Chomsky, including linguistics, psycholinguistics, biolinguistics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of the mind. Each essay has a level of generality that still achieves subtlety and depth in its discussion. Altogether they are provocative and provide reviews that are stimulating and thought provoking.

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