by Yaroslav Sobolievskyi1
and Hanna Liebiedieva2
1 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Received: 28 February 2021 / Accepted: 01 April 2021 / Published: 29 May 2021
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The topic of this article concerns the view on the philosophy of language of two leading American thinkers of the 20th century — N. Chomsky and H. Putnam, namely the divergence of their views on the proper approach to the study of language: semantic externalism and internalism. Firstly, N. Chomsky is famous as a linguist, who draws philosophical conclusions from his linguistic research background, thus immersing himself in the field of philosophy of language and philosophy of mind. His political activity can be considered as a separate type of intellectual activity. Secondly, H. Putnam is a philosopher of science, particularly the philosopher of physics, mathematics, logic, from the study of which he turns to the study of language. Thus, H. Putnam and N. Chomsky got there in the field of philosophy of language; their field of study covers philosophy, linguistics, and political science.
Keywords: Chomsky, Putnam, philosophy of language, semantic externalism, internalism
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Sobolievskyi, Yaroslav and Hanna Liebiedieva (2021) Debate between American Philosophers H. Putnam and N. Chomsky on the Internal or Social Nature of Language. Ukrainian Policymaker, Volume 8, 108-116. https://doi.org/10.29202/up/8/11