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The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky

The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky

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James McGilvray, Neil Smith, David Lightfoot, Howard Lasnik, Laura-Ann Petitto, B. Elan Dresher, Lila Gleitman, Cynthia Fisher, Norbert Hornstein, Paul Pietroski, Stephen Crain, Akeel Bilgrami, Carol Rovane, Milan Rai, James Wilson, Irene Gendzier, Jean Bricmont
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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521784313

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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.

    • Non-technical introduction to the basic themes of Chomsky's work by specialists whose own work has been influenced by Chomsky's
    • Provides a useful introduction to Chomsky's work in linguistics, philosophy, and politics
    • Offers an opportunity to explore the connections between Chomsky's politics and his linguistic science
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    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521784313
    • length: 344 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.549kg
    • availability: In stock
  • 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.

  • Editor

    James McGilvray, McGill University, Montréal
    James McGilvray is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University.

    Contributors

    James McGilvray, Neil Smith, David Lightfoot, Howard Lasnik, Laura-Ann Petitto, B. Elan Dresher, Lila Gleitman, Cynthia Fisher, Norbert Hornstein, Paul Pietroski, Stephen Crain, Akeel Bilgrami, Carol Rovane, Milan Rai, James Wilson, Irene Gendzier, Jean Bricmont

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