The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 24, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 335 pages
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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 revolutionised 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. Comprehensive, engaging and informative, this is an essential guide to one of the leading intellectual figures of our time.
 

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Contents

Chomskys science of language
21
Platos Problem UG and the language organ
42
Grammar levels and biology
60
How the brain begets language
84
Chomsky and Halles revolution in phonology
102
Universal aspects of word learning
123
Empiricism and rationalism as research strategies
145
Innate ideas
164
Meaning and creativity
204
Market values and libertarian socialist values
225
The individual the state and the corporation
240
the struggle continues
260
The responsibility of the intellectual
280
Notes
295
References
313
Index
331

Mind language and the limits of inquiry
181

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About the author (2005)

James McGilvray is Associate Professor of Philosophy at McGill University.