Why Only Us
Author: Robert C. Berwick, Noam Chomsky
Publisher: MIT Press
Berwick and Chomsky draw on recent developments in linguistic theory to offer an evolutionary account of language and humans' remarkable, species-specific ability to acquire it.
An indispensable guide through the work of the world's most influential living intellectual.
The computer model. Computation and language acquisition. The acquisition model. Learning phrase structure. Learning transformations. A theory of acquisition. Acquisition complexity. Learning theory: applications. Locality principles and acquisition.
Author: John Schoeffel, Noam Chomsky
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media's role in popular struggle, as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Characterized by Chomsky's accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years.
A nontechnical introduction to complexity theory: its strengths, its weaknesses, and how it can be used to study grammars.
The Selfish Gene
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
Who Rules the World?
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
A New York Times Bestseller The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet. In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U.S. elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy—diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable—the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please. Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky.
Contains the text to five lectures given by Noam Chomsky about the nature, origins, and current concerns of the field of linguistics.
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Una Storia della Matematica. Ma non solo. Una Storia dei popoli, un racconto di come intere popolazioni si sono trovate a dover risolvere problemi che nascevano dalla loro volontà di capire; senza conoscersi, contemporaneamente o a distanza di secoli o di chilometri. La necessità di capire: indice di ciò che rappresenta la differenza tra l'uomo e la bestia. I popoli mesopotamici, la Valle dell'Indo, i popoli del mare, i Cretesi, l'Egitto, la Cina, i Paesi Islamici, l'Europa, l'America: un viaggio emozionante alla scoperta dei misteri della conoscenza, dalle origini ai giorni nostri, dove i singoli matematici vengono collocati e raccontati nel loro contesto storico-sociale. In questo libro, di facile lettura, l'autore spiega al lettore non specializzato le varie teorie/scoperte della matematica e le numerose applicazioni pratiche, dando risposte alle grandi domande della vita. Un libro affascinante che ripercorre le tappe fondamentali dello sviluppo della mente umana, e quindi del genere umano.
The Chomsky Reader
Author: Noam Chomsky
The political and linguistic writings of America's leading dissident intellectual. He relates his political ideals to his theories about language. From the Trade Paperback edition.