Chomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge by C. WiseChomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge by C. Wise

Chomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge

byC. Wise

Hardcover | January 10, 2011

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This book offers a careful and measured response to Noam Chomsky's criticism against deconstructive theories of language. The author reveals the connections between Chomsky's linguistic theories and politics by demonstrating their shared philosophical basis.
CHRISTOPHER WISE Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Western Washington University, USA.
Title:Chomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious KnowledgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:January 10, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230110827

ISBN - 13:9780230110823


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge Cerebral Hermeneutics The Ungiven-Given Locke's Misreading of Descartes and Other Fairy Tales Identity Politics and The Pedagogy of Competence

Editorial Reviews

“Chomsky makes very harsh assessments of the scholarship of people like Derrida, and Wise does a good job of showing that it is not simply that deconstructionist theorists ‘write gibberish,’ but that they hold views that challenge many of Chomsky’s basic philosophical assumptions. This book places Chomsky in the history of Western philosophy and shows why the linguists influenced by Chomsky would do well to pay more attention to what is happening in critical theory today, outside the more narrowly defined field of generative theoretical linguistics.”--Fallou Ngom, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African Language Program, Boston University