On Chomsky, 1st Edition
- Morton Winston The College of New Jersey
- ISBN-10: 0534576400 | ISBN-13: 9780534576400
- 104 Pages
- © 2002 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $14.00
This brief text assists students in understanding Chomsky's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the Wadsworth Notes Series, (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single "thinker" from ancient times to the present), ON CHOMSKY is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers sufficient insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, better enabling students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.
1.DEVELOPMENT OF A DISSIDENT.
The Conditions of Growth. Early Life and Influences. Education at the University of Pennsylvania. The Society of Fellows at Harvard.
2.THE CHOMSKYAN TURN IN LINGUISTICS.
The Route to Rationalism.
Syntactic Structures. Critique of Behaviorism. The Standard Theory. Cartesian Linguistics. Language and Mind. The Minimalist Program. Chomsky's Intellectual Legacy.
3.CRITIQUES OF AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY.
The Vietnam War. Central America. Indonesia and East Timor. Israel/Palestine. Kosovo. Chomsky's Ethics.
4.CHOMSKY'S POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Democratic Idealism. The "New" World Order. The Manufacture of Consent. What is to Be Done?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.