Monthly Archives: May 2012

When The Brain Acquired The Ability To Make Plus/Minus Distinctions

Search For Mind Code Continues A major influence on Levi-Strauss’s anthropology came by way of Marx and Freud. Both of these men tended to place extreme emphasis on the concealed aspect of the motivational force behind human behavior. For Marx … Continue reading

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Claude Levi-Strauss—Code Searching

The Kinship System As A Form Of Language Although one could argue that Levi-Strauss is as Kantian in outlook as is Chomsky, it quickly becomes apparent after reading some of Levi-Strauss’s anthropology that there will be no attempt on his … Continue reading

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Free And Spontaneous Acts Of The Human Spirit–Chomsky

Free And Spontaneous Acts Of Inquiry Through Self-Expression Chomsky’s concept of “innate qualities of mind” must itself be understood as a form of the creative aspect of mind for, in his analysis of deep structure and surface structure, he describes … Continue reading

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Chomsky-Deep Structure Is Common To All Sentence Meaning

The Saussure Chomsky Difference Whereas Saussure dealt with language in terms of a holistic system of differentiation, Chomsky extends this system into the realm of transformational or generative grammar. Saussure’s structuralism did not build bridges between itself and Kantian philosophy. … Continue reading

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Search For The Hidden Code At The Heart Of Language, Myth, Literature, History

The Diachronic Axis Of Language The concept of “irreducibility” is a universal concern of all structuralist thought. In Kant we witnessed his desire to identify the defining “universals” of all human experience. In Saussure this desire becomes fulfilled in his … Continue reading

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Fixed Nature Of Wholes In Language—The Synchronic Axis Of Language

Language Depends On The Word For Its Field Of Signification-The Word Depends On Language For Its Meaning-Reciprocal Movement Once Saussure had delineated the structure of the word, he also delineated the structure of language. For Saussure, the sign relates to … Continue reading

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Reciprocal Movement Is What Saussure Identifies As Word

Structure Of Language With his analysis of language, the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure contributed greatly to the modern structuralist school of thought. Saussure instituted into language analysis the working concept of wholeness. Prior to Saussure, language was studied as … Continue reading

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