How To Lose An Argument With Noam Chomsky

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Chris Knight

How To Lose An Argument With Noam Chomsky

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 18:45

Winning an argument with the Pope would be difficult unless you agreed in advance about central postulates of Catholic doctrine such as virgin birth, original sin and the evils of birth control. In this lecture, Chris Knight tells the story of his unsuccessful attempts to argue against the reigning master of modern linguistics, Noam Chomsky. When Knight published his recent book, 'Decoding Chomsky', he was hoping to shift the ground in our scientific understanding of language, arguing for its intrinsically social nature. But experience has shown that arguing with an infallible figure is not so easy, even when the master's doctrines make no sense.

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