Chomsky on postmodernism [repost]

This text used to be hosted at Shalizi‘s university website, but it was recently taken down for unknown reasons. However, Internet Archive saves us, and I repost it here because it’s interesting and so it doesn’t get lost. This text has circulated quite a number of times on Usenet, and so far as I know…

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Review + comments: Analyzing Grammar, An Introduction (Paul R. Kroeger, 2005)

Cambridge.University.Press.Analyzing.Grammar.An.Introduction.Jun.2005 free pdf download   Overall, there is nothing much to say about this book. It covers most stuff. Neither particularly good, or interesting, or particularly bad or uninteresting, IMO. — Forexample, what is the meaning of the word hello? What information does it convey? It is a very difficult word to define, but every…

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Kennethamy on ordinary language filosofy, and ‘deep, profound questions’

From here. – Kennethamy Frankly I cannot answer your question about Lancan because I really don’t understand what he is saying. However, let me ask you, in turn, what you think about the following quotation from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. I think it is relevant to this discussion. We are under the illusion that what is…

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More on pomo nonsense

www.fudco.com/chip/deconstr.htmlwww.amazon.com/Higher-Superstition-Academic-Quarrels-Science/dp/0801857074 I cudnt find it online due to the dam copyright trolls. – www.amazon.com/Intellectual-Impostures-Alan-Sokal/dp/1861976313?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175453315&sr=8-2 Same with this one. – cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/chomsky-on-postmodernism.html Noam Chomsky on nonsense pomo. Since no one has succeeded in showing me what I’m missing, we’re left with the second option: I’m just incapable of understanding. I’m certainly willing to grant that…

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