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The Resource Chomsky : language, mind, and politics, James McGilvray

Chomsky : language, mind, and politics, James McGilvray

Label
Chomsky : language, mind, and politics
Title
Chomsky
Title remainder
language, mind, and politics
Statement of responsibility
James McGilvray
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Noam Chomsky is well known as a linguist and as a political thinker. He is less well known as a philosopher. This is unfortunate, because his philosophical work connects his political views and his work as a scientist of language. His rationalist philosophical views tie common-sense understandings of human action and decision (including political thought and action) to that human mental capacity we call language."--Jacket
  • "The key to Chomsky's overall intellectual project lies in what he has to say about a biologically based human nature. To explain his view of human nature, McGilvray begins by distinguishing common-sense understanding (which includes the domains of economic, social, political and linguistic behaviour) from scientific knowledge of the mind. He then outlines the picture of the mind that underlies the distinction between common sense and science. This picture of the mind is shown to develop from Chomsky's attempt to address some basic observations concerning how language is acquired and used - the 'poverty of stimulus' and the 'creative aspects of language use'
  • Like some seventeenth-, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century thinkers, Chomsky seeks to account for these observations by producing a rationalist account of human nature. McGilvray then explores the connection between this account of human nature and Chomsky's linguistic and political work."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGilvray, James A.
Dewey number
191
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P85.C47
LC item number
M39 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Key contemporary thinkers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Chomsky, Noam
Label
Chomsky : language, mind, and politics, James McGilvray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [264]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mapping the Mind
  • Rationalist versus empiricist: who's the scientist of mind?
  • Non-problems: access and mind/body
  • Where and what is reason?
  • A challenge to a science of the human mind
  • The mind mapped and capacities enabled
  • An illustration
  • Enablement by limitation
  • Poverty, Creativity, and Making the World
  • Plato, rationalists, and Chomsky's nativism
  • A unified project
  • The creative aspect of language use
  • Constructivism and the biological rationalist
  • Languages and the Science of Language
  • Some terms of the science of language
  • Locating Chomsky's theoretical approach to language: syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
  • Science, 'science', and common sense: I-language, E-language, and differences between languages
  • The natural way to count languages: UG, natural language, and I-language
  • Adequacy in linguistic theory and progress in linguistics
  • How to Make an Expression
  • Why transformational grammar?
  • Some aspects of Chomsky's rationalist intellectual project
  • How the PandP framework makes a sentence
  • Simplicity again and optimality
  • Meanings and Their Use
  • Perspectives
  • Deep Structure
  • Perspectives and the Minimalist Program
  • The shape of the lexicon
  • Naturalized meanings
  • Chomsky and Cudworth on interpretation: "innate cognoscitive power" and prolepsis
  • The basic observations
  • Common Sense and Science
  • Chomsky's contributions: a quick overview
  • How Chomsky's work has been received
  • Common sense, science, and mind
  • The science of mind and the perils of empiricism
Control code
40734785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780745618883
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper))
Lccn
99011074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Chomsky : language, mind, and politics, James McGilvray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [264]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mapping the Mind
  • Rationalist versus empiricist: who's the scientist of mind?
  • Non-problems: access and mind/body
  • Where and what is reason?
  • A challenge to a science of the human mind
  • The mind mapped and capacities enabled
  • An illustration
  • Enablement by limitation
  • Poverty, Creativity, and Making the World
  • Plato, rationalists, and Chomsky's nativism
  • A unified project
  • The creative aspect of language use
  • Constructivism and the biological rationalist
  • Languages and the Science of Language
  • Some terms of the science of language
  • Locating Chomsky's theoretical approach to language: syntax, semantics, and pragmatics
  • Science, 'science', and common sense: I-language, E-language, and differences between languages
  • The natural way to count languages: UG, natural language, and I-language
  • Adequacy in linguistic theory and progress in linguistics
  • How to Make an Expression
  • Why transformational grammar?
  • Some aspects of Chomsky's rationalist intellectual project
  • How the PandP framework makes a sentence
  • Simplicity again and optimality
  • Meanings and Their Use
  • Perspectives
  • Deep Structure
  • Perspectives and the Minimalist Program
  • The shape of the lexicon
  • Naturalized meanings
  • Chomsky and Cudworth on interpretation: "innate cognoscitive power" and prolepsis
  • The basic observations
  • Common Sense and Science
  • Chomsky's contributions: a quick overview
  • How Chomsky's work has been received
  • Common sense, science, and mind
  • The science of mind and the perils of empiricism
Control code
40734785
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780745618883
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper))
Lccn
99011074
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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