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Noam Chomsky: Live Theory Carlos P. Otero

Noam Chomsky: Live Theory

Carlos P. Otero

Published 2007
ISBN : 9780826463586
Paperback
144 pages
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Noam Chomsky: Live Theory is an invaluable introduction to the work of this key contemporary thinker and path-breaking scientist, guiding the student through the complex ideas of one of the most influential theorists and activists of the twentiethMoreNoam Chomsky: Live Theory is an invaluable introduction to the work of this key contemporary thinker and path-breaking scientist, guiding the student through the complex ideas of one of the most influential theorists and activists of the twentieth century.Concise, accessible and comprehensive, this book explores Chomskys important and ongoing contributions to biolinguistics, philosophy, social theory and analysis of contemporary issues. It sheds light on the central themes of Chomskys work, and brings out the extent of his impact on contemporary thought and action. Otero locates Chomsky in the context of contemporary intellectual culture, considering his unremitting critique of the domestic and foreign policy of the United States in relation to issues of capitalism and class, culture and institutions, power and authority, themes central to his work. The book includes a new interview with Chomsky himself in which he discusses, among other things, his social, political and intellectual background and some predecessors who had an impact on him. A clear and stimulating account of the thought and work of this inspiring figure, Noam Chomsky: Live Theory is a key resource for anyone studying this pioneering and towering thinker within the context of linguistics, philosophy and social theory.