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Battle in the Mind Fields

John A. Goldsmith and Bernard Laks


This book is a study of linguistics and its neighboring 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. The central questions studied concern the nature of continuity and rupture, both in the world of ideas and in the political, social, and historical world in which we live. The over-arching vision that informs the book assumes that we are all part of an ongoing ... More

Keywords: linguistics, psychology, philosophy, logic, rupture, continuity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226550800
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226550947.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John A. Goldsmith, author
University of Chicago

Bernard Laks, author
University of Paris Ouest