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Description - Decoding Chomsky by Chris Knight

A fresh and fascinating look at the philosophies, politics, and intellectual legacy of one of the twentieth century's most influential and controversial minds

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300228762
ISBN-10: 0300228767
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 133mm x 25mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chris Knight

Chris Knight is currently senior research fellow in the department of anthropology at University College, London. He lives in London.

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