John Goldsmith
Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science, University of Chicago

John A Goldsmith is the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science at the University of Chicago. His most recent book is Battle in the Mind Fields (2019), coauthored with Bernard Laks.

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Franz Brentano c1910, possibly in the garden of his summer house in Schönbühel bei Melk, Austria. Photo courtesy the Brentano Archive at the University of Graz

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Thinkers and theories
With charisma to spare

Franz Brentano, philosopher and psychologist, was an iconic teacher eclipsed by his students, Freud and Husserl among them

John A Goldsmith