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



Do you think Chomsky knows he is? Howard Gardner is a very generous fellow.

On 17 December 2014 at 16:28, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
wrote:
>
> 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
>
>
>

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Carol A  Macdonald Ph D (Edin)
Developmental psycholinguist
Academic, Researcher,  and Editor
Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa