The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature

By: Chomsky, Noam ; Michel Foucault

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Two of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers debate a perennial question.
In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War and at a time of great political and social instability, two of the world's leading intellectuals, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, were invited by Dutch philosopher Fons Edlers to debate an age-old question: is there such a thing as "innate" human nature independent of our experiences and external influences?
The resulting dialogue is one of the most original, provocative, and spontaneous exchanges to have occurred between contemporary philosophers, and above all serves as a concise introduction to their basic theories. What begins as a philosophical argument rooted in linguistics (Chomsky) and the theory of knowledge (Foucault), soon evolves into a broader discussion encompassing a wide range of topics, from science, history, and behaviorism to creativity, freedom, and the struggle for justice in the realm of politics.
In addition to the debate itself, this volume features a newly written introduction by noted Foucault scholar John Rajchman and includes additional text by Noam Chomsky.

Title: The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature

Author: Chomsky, Noam ; Michel Foucault

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: N Y, New Press, The: 2006

ISBN Number: 1595581340

ISBN Number 13: 9781595581341

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Philosophy

Seller ID: 142840

Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Slight wear to cover. 214 pages.