Battle in the mind fields /

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Author / Creator:Goldsmith, John A., 1951- author.
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Description:1 online resource (xix, 725 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Subject:Linguistics -- Philosophy.
Philosophy, Modern.
Linguistics -- Philosophy.
Philosophy, Modern.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Laks, Bernard., author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource, title from digital title page (viewed on May 28, 2020).
Summary:This work is a study of linguistics and its neighbouring disciplines - psychology, logic, and philosophy - from ca. 1840 up until 1940 and the outbreak of World War II, that aims to give the reader an entirely new sense of where these disciplines came from and what their impact has been on the way we think about language and thought today.
Other form:Print version: Goldsmith, John A. Battle in the Mind Fields. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2019 9780226550800
Table of Contents:
  • Intro; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Battle in the Mind Fields; In the Beginning; Soft Mentalism, Hard Mentalism; Liberation Moments; Our Kind of Science; The World of Ideas and the World of Social Relations; Generations; Authority; Group Identity; Ideology; Jehovah's Problem and Noah's Solution; Credit Problem and Heroes; Mind and Materialism; Conclusions; Chapter 2. The Nineteenth Century and Language; Introduction: History, Typology, Structuralism; Deep Time; Linguistics; Chapter 3. Philosophy and Logic in the Nineteenth Century; Philosophy; Logic: Boole, Frege, Russell
  • Chapter 4. The Mind Has a Body: Psychology and Intelligent Machines in the Nineteenth CenturyGermany, the Homeland of Psychology in the Nineteenth Century; Psychology Comes to the New World; Psychology in France; The Unity of Mankind-and the Differentiation of Types of Humans; The Era of Machines; Moving On; Chapter 5. Psychology, 1900-1940; Structuralism and Functionalism; John B. Watson and Behaviorism; The Second Generation of Behaviorists; Gestalt Psychology; The Period Comes to a Close; Chapter 6. American Linguistics, 1900-1940; Early American Anthropology; Edward Sapir; The Phoneme
  • Leonard BloomfieldSapir and Bloomfield; The Creation of Linguistics as a Profession; Chapter 7. Philosophy, 1900-1940; Edmund Husserl; Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein; Logical Positivism, Logical Empiricism; Conclusions; Chapter 8. Logic, 1900-1940; Three Approaches to the Philosophy of Mathematics; The Chrome Machine of Logic; The Logicians' Grammar; Conclusions; Chapter 9. European Structuralism, 1920-1940; Nikolai Trubetzkoy; Roman Jakobson; Structuralism and the Prague Linguistic Circle; Phonology; Death, War, and Pestilence; Chapter 10. Conclusions and Prospects
  • Midnight in the CenturyGuideposts; Prospects; Conclusions; Notes; References; Index