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Title: Chomsky and Foucault on Human Nature and Politics
Authors: Wilkin, P
Keywords: Chomsky;Foucault;Origin of Knowledge;Western Capitalist Democracies;Vietnam War;Natural Sciences
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Social Theory and Practice: an international and interdisciplinary journal of social philosophy
Abstract: In 1971, Dutch television held a series of interviews and discussions with noted intellectuals of the day to discuss a wide range of issues regarding contemporary social and philosophical affairs. Perhaps the most significant of these encounters was the meeting between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. It brought together arguably the two most prominent Western intellectual-activists of the day in a debate that illustrates clearly the lineage of thought within which each writer is situated. Nominally the discussion was in two parts: the first an examination of the origins or production of knowledge, with particular concern for the natural sciences, the second explicitly focused on the role and practice of oppositional politics within Western capitalist democracies—in part a response to the unfolding Vietnam War
Description: Permission granted by Social Theory and Practice Journal, Department of Philosophy, Florida State University
DOI: http://dx/
ISSN: 0037-802X
Appears in Collections:Dept of Arts and Humanities Research Papers

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