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[Xmca-l] Re: Chomsky, Vygotsky, and phenomenology



oh, I just read your second paragraph...

Howard Gardner lists Noam Chomsky as one of the “founders of cognitive science,” along with Jerome Bruner, John McCarthy, George Miller, and Allen Newell (1985, p. 23).

Gardner, H. (1985). The mind’s new science: A history of the cognitive revolution. New York: Basic Books. 

Martin

On Dec 17, 2014, at 8:54 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com> wrote:

> Well yes, and as linguistic and psychology student I was very proud of him
> for his review, it made me laugh and laugh.  But Chomsky never read Piaget
> or Vygotsky.  He would have been interested in Vygotsky's interpretation of
> Behaviousrism.
> 
> As to cognitive psychology - well I suppose we should be pleased, but
> Chomsky had no direct hand in that.
> 
> Carol.
> 
> On 17 December 2014 at 14:49, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
> wrote:
>> 
>> Chomsky knew enough about psychology to write a devastating review of B.
>> F. Skinner's book 'Verbal behavior,' which still makes very interesting
>> reading. And Chomsky's own book 'Syntactic Structures' was one of the key
>> components in the emergence of cognitive psychology in the late 1950s, as
>> Howard Gardner's book makes clear.
>> 
>> Martin
>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
> Developmental psycholinguist
> Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
> Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa