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Chomsky : language, mind, politics

Author: James A McGilvray
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2014.
Series: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential figures in contemporary intellectual life, known for his groundbreaking contributions to a range of fields from linguistics to political theory. This is a fully revised and updated edition of James McGilvray's highly successful introduction to Chomsky's work and thought.
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Named Person: Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky; Noam Chomsky
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A McGilvray
ISBN: 9780745649900 0745649904 0745649890 9780745649894
OCLC Number: 853505929
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: vii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chomsky's contributions --
The mind and its sciences --
Partitioning the mind : bad and good cognitive sciences --
Human problem-solving capacities --
The science of language --
Linguistic meanings and their uses --
Chomsky on politics : some basic themes --
Language and politics : justification.
Series Title: Key contemporary thinkers (Cambridge, England)
Responsibility: James McGilvray.

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