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Book Title: On Democracy & Education (Social Theory, Education & Cultural Change)|
The author of the book: Noam Chomsky
Date of issue: November 22nd 2002
ISBN 13: 9780415926324
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.73 MB
Edition: Routledge Falmer
Read full description of the books On Democracy & Education (Social Theory, Education & Cultural Change):My own reaction to the luncay that passes for higher education in the social "sciences" and the humanities is validated by this radical intellectual. Chomsky broadens his case for the powerful few tyrannizing the many with the help of editors who have cut and paste speeches and essays spanning 4 decades. His basic premise is that the university arena is (theoretically) the strong hold of democratic processes where freedom of inquiry and freedom of dissent is not only exected but encouraged. Today these principles are eroding in the modern, corporate-funded university system more than ever. This book is highly relevant to the current trend in "Academic Freedom" issues. If you are not concerned about this issue you could be, check out David Horowitz or just google "academic freedom" to enjoy the new fundementalist right wing approach to education reform as well as the association of professors who are determined to maintain and develope what still remains of open inquiry and dissent in the Ivory Tower.
Read information about the authorAvram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind. He is also credited with the establishment of the Chomsky hierarchy, a classification of formal languages in terms of their generative power. Beginning with his critique of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, Chomsky has become more widely known for his media criticism and political activism, and for his criticism of the foreign policy of the United States and other governments.
According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the 1980–1992 time period, and was the eighth-most cited scholar in any time period.
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