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Ical and intellectual in the years leading up to World War II Seeking To Explain Where Contemporary explain where contemporary in linguistics come from and how they have been justified Battle in the Mind Fields investigates the Porous Interplay Of Concepts Between interplay of concepts between philosophy mathematical logic and linguistics Goldsmith and Laks trace theories of thought self consciousness and language from the "MACHINE AGE OBSESSION WITH MIND AND MATTER TO THE "age obsession with mind and matter to the of analytic. “We freuently see one idea appear in one discipline as if it were new when it migrated from another discipline like a mole that had in one discipline as if it were new when it migrated from another discipline like a mole that had "under a fence and popped up on the other side”  Taking note of this phenomenon John "a fence and popped up on the other side”  Taking note of this phenomenon John and Bernard Laks mbark on a uniuely interdisciplinary history of the genesis of linguistics from note of this phenomenon John and Bernard Laks mbark on a uniuely interdisciplinary history of the genesis of linguistics from century currents of thought in the mind sciences through to the origins of structuralism and the ruptures both polit.

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Battle in the Mind FieldsPhilosophy behaviorism Gestalt psychology positivism and structural linguistics mphasizing the synthesis and continuity that has brought "About Progress In Our Understanding Of The "progress in our understanding the mind Arguing that it is impossible to understand the history of any of these fields in isolation Goldsmith and Laks suggest that the ruptures between them arose chiefly from social and institutional circumstances rather than a fundamental disparity of ideas  ,