Re: [Foucault-L] foucault and "human nature"

The chapter on Chomsky is in the book A Marxist Philosophy of Language, published in paperback recently by Haymarket. Also has a chapter on Habermas, and discusses Stalin, Voloshinov/Bakhtin, Pecheux, Macherey, Lenin, Deleuze & Guattari, all in a very substantial manner, then two chapters of proposition and a chapter of short glossaries. A very worthwhile purchase in paperback, it originally was in the rather expensive Brill hardback

On 05/03/2010, at 5:47 PM, Aragorn Eloff wrote:

Hi David,

Where can one read more about this? Is it only in Lecercle's 'The
Violence of Language' or is his critique of Chomsky available somewhere

On 2010/03/05 9:07 AM, David McInerney wrote:
Jean-Jacques Lecercle identifies 'four harmful characteristics' in
Chomsky's theory of language: methodological individualism,
fetishism, the refusal of history, and naturalism. Each of these
would seem to relate to Chomsky's
innatism, the defence of which - together with the defence of the
idea of 'free association' - seems to be the raison d'être for
Chomsky's steadfast adherence to theoretical humanism in the face of
Foucault's critique.

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