Noam Chomsky (Filadelfia 1928) è il maggior linguista vivente e uno dei punti di riferimento della sinistra radicale internazionale. È professore emerito di linguistica al Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ponte alle Grazie ha pubblicato Ultima fermata Gaza (con Ilan Pappé, 2010), Sistemi di potere (2013), I padroni dell’umanità (2014), Anarchia (2015), Terrorismo occidentale (con André Vltchek, 2015), Chi sono i padroni del mondo (2016).
- ISBN: 8868336324
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Noam Chomsky is not known as a slouch. And there is nothing slouch-like in this book. But it is limited. That appears to be his answer to the question posed by the title. This brief book consists of four essays: “What is language?”, “What can we understand?”, “What is the common good?” and “The myste Leggi tutto
A short book based on Chomsky's lectures at Columbia, composed in his usual boring* style, a deceptively simple summa of his work on language, science and society. I've been reading Chomsky's books since the 1970s. This is my favorite. If you haven't read Chomsky before, this is probably not the best Leggi tutto
This is an incredible book as it clarified Chomsky's linguistic project, which can be summed up by asking: what do we expect to discover when language is brought under naturalistic inquiry? What we expect to discover according to Chomsky is a computational procedure that accounts for the Basic Prope Leggi tutto
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 corresp Leggi tutto
My gut tells me the author slopped together some essays or incomplete thoughts he had over the years, put them together as a slightly incoherent book labeled it as ‘what kind of creature are we’ and loosely tied them together under the rubric on the nature of thought, language, common good, and anth Leggi tutto
استعرض الكاتب والمترجم حمزة المزيني في باكورة عمله هذا المحاضرات الثلاثة التي قدَّمها عالم اللسانيات الأميركي نعوم تشومسكي برعاية من قسم الفلسفة في جامعة كولومبيا. ونُشرت في صحيفة «نيويورك تايمز» بتاريخ 9 كانون الأول 2013 .والمحاضرات كالتالي: أي نوع من المخلوقات نحن ؟ [وهو عنوان هذا الكتاب]، مالذي ي Leggi tutto
Tre lezioni sull'uomo che si possono riassumere, semplificando: 1. Il linguaggio è intimamente legato al nostro corredo genetico e serve più per pensare che per comunicare 2. La conoscenza umana ha dei limiti intrinseci alla sua natura con buona pace del mondo scientifico classico 3. Il bene comune, o Leggi tutto
Chomsky on the Ghost in the machine or the machine in the ghost. Modern Problems. It's scope and limits. Little Bio background Chomsky did some major breakthroughs when Analytic Philosophers dominated the scene in the English speaking world. Update 12/27/2020 Wait that sounds really cryptic. Chomsk
A relatively succinct, but by no means dumbed down, overview of Chomsky's view on linguistics, cognition, politics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. Only one chapter is on politics, so exclusive fans of Chomsky's politics may not enjoy this one as much. I'm particularly interested in
This book is written by Chomsky himself and is by far, to my mind, the best short overview of what he thinks and what is important about what he has to say. Sections of the book are not an easy read, but if you are interested in fundamental questions such as who we (humans) are and what we are about Leggi tutto
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