What Kind of Creatures Are We?

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

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Noam Chomsky is widely known and deeply admired for being the founder of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science, and perhaps the most avidly read political theorist and commentator of our time. In these lectures, he presents a lifetime of philosophical reflection on all three of these areas of research to which he has contributed for over half a century. In clear, precise, and non-technical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its eventual biological basis.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780231175968
Branch Call Number: Literature 401 Cho


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Dec 25, 2015

The first Chomsky I had to put down. I think this piece is meant for PhD linguists who care about super intellectual, nerd impedimenta. With yawning sentences like, "Suppose X and Y are merged, and neither is part of the other, as in combining read with that book to form the syntactic object corresponding to 'read that book'." I did way too many drugs in the 80's to comprehend this sentence. Or mayhap not enough. I think I'll stick to his rants on anarchy, Manufacturing Consent and true histories with Howard Zinn.


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