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Chomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge
  • Christopher Wise, Western Washington University
Chomsky and Deconstruction responds to Noam Chomsky’s criticisms of deconstructive theorists by exploring the historical dimensions of Chomsky’s own philosophy of language. Wise suggests that the Cartesian basis of the linguist’s own thought complicates his claims to have escaped the ancient problems of metaphysics. This book offers a measured response to Chomsky’s criticisms of deconstructive and empiricist theorists of language like Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Martin Heidegger, and Jacques Lacan and reveals the shared philosophical basis between linguistic theories and politics.
  • Chomsky,
  • Deconstruction,
  • Christopher Wise,
  • WWU English,
  • WWU Linguistics,
  • Western Washington University English,
  • Western Washington University Linguistics
Publication Date
Winter 2011
Citation Information
Christopher Wise. Chomsky and Deconstruction: The Politics of Unconscious Knowledge. New York(2011)
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