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Decoding Chomsky : science and revolutionary politics. --
Imp / Ed.:
New Haven, CT, Estados Unidos : Yale University Press, c2016.
xiv, 285 p. ; 24 cm.
Preface and acknowledgements. -- 1. The revolutionary. -- 2. The language machine. -- 3. A man of his time. -- 4. The most hideous institution on this earth. -- 5. The cognitive revolution. -- 6. The Tower of Babel. -- 7. The Pentagon's 'New Tower'. -- 8. Machine translation: the great folly. -- 9. A universal alphabet of sounds. -- 10. Russian formalist roots. -- 11. Incantation by laughter. -- 12. Tatlin's tower. -- 13. An instinct for freedom. -- 14. The linguistics wars. -- 15. Between colliding tectonic plates. -- 16. The escapologist. -- 17. The soul mutation. -- 18. Carburettor and other innate concepts. -- 19. A scientific revolution?. -- 20. Mindless activism, tongue-tied science. -- 21. Chomsky's tower. -- 22. Before language. -- 23. The human revolution. -- Glossary. -- Notes. -- Bibliography. -- Index. --
Tomado de la solapa: "Occupying a pivotal position in postwar thought, Noam Chomsky is both the founder of modern linguistics and the world’s most prominent political dissident. Chris Knight adopts an anthropologist’s perspective on the twin output of this intellectual giant, acclaimed as much for his denunciations of US foreign policy as for his theories about language and mind. Knight explores the social and institutional context of Chomsky’s thinking, showing how the tension between military funding and his role as linchpin of the political left pressured him to establish a disconnect between science on the one hand and politics on the other, deepening a split between mind and body characteristic of Western philosophy since the Enlightenment. Provocative, fearless, and engaging, this remarkable study explains the enigma of one of the greatest intellectuals of our time."
Incluye bibliografía (Pp. 263-276)

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