Problems of Knowledge and Freedom
The Russell Lectures

Chomsky, Noam
Publisher:  Vintage, New York, USA
Year First Published:  {12369 Problems of Knowledge and Freedom PROBLEMS OF KNOWLEDGE AND FREEDOM The Russell Lectures Chomsky, Noam Vintage New York USA These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. 1971 1972 113pp BC12369-ProblemsKnowledge.jpg B Book 0-394-71815-1 P106.C53 1972 121 This book is a tribute to the thinking of philosopher Bertrand Russell. It is based on the lectures delivered at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1971. These lectures explored Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. Russell used his conclusions regarding the development of language to construct his empirical theory. There is a connection between how humans obtain knowledge and how they develop systems of language to describe their discoveries. <br> <br>Chomsky's lectures described Russell's hope for "a radical transformation of the advanced industrial societies of the West to some form of libertarian socialism". They allowed Chomsky to introduce his own opinions. He applies his theories on the acquisition of knowledge to then-current issues, such as America's war against Vietnam. <br> <br>The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, On Interpreting the World, is a synthesis of Chomsky and Russell's empirical principles of human understanding, based on their discoveries in linguistics. These principles are applied in Part 2, On Changing the World. Chomsky analyzes the politic happenings of the twentieth century and describes how his conclusions about knowledge provide answers to the problem of freedom. <br> <br>This work is slightly revised from the original lectures. It provides direct quotations from Bertrand Russell and an overview of his work. It is preceded by an introduction of the purpose of this compilation, as well as Chomsky's personal thoughts on Russell. <br> <br>[Abstract by Mia Manns] <br> <br> <br> <br>Table of Contents <br> <br>Introduction <br>Chapter 1: On Interpreting the World <br>Chapter 2: On Changing the World CX6509 1 false true false CX6509.htm [0xc000b7fc50 0xc000d85f20 0xc00106f4d0 0xc000cbde30 0xc0010cd9b0 0xc000f88630 0xc001200c00 0xc0012203c0 0xc001220e40 0xc0015d87e0 0xc001631260 0xc00116c7e0 0xc00116c930 0xc001b44600 0xc0022a69c0 0xc00139f770 0xc001e18300 0xc0020561e0 0xc002079470] Cx}
Year Published:  1972
Pages:  113pp   ISBN:  0-394-71815-1
Library of Congress Number:  P106.C53 1972   Dewey:  121
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These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics.

Abstract: 
This book is a tribute to the thinking of philosopher Bertrand Russell. It is based on the lectures delivered at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1971. These lectures explored Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. Russell used his conclusions regarding the development of language to construct his empirical theory. There is a connection between how humans obtain knowledge and how they develop systems of language to describe their discoveries.

Chomsky's lectures described Russell's hope for "a radical transformation of the advanced industrial societies of the West to some form of libertarian socialism". They allowed Chomsky to introduce his own opinions. He applies his theories on the acquisition of knowledge to then-current issues, such as America's war against Vietnam.

The book is divided into two parts. Part 1, On Interpreting the World, is a synthesis of Chomsky and Russell's empirical principles of human understanding, based on their discoveries in linguistics. These principles are applied in Part 2, On Changing the World. Chomsky analyzes the politic happenings of the twentieth century and describes how his conclusions about knowledge provide answers to the problem of freedom.

This work is slightly revised from the original lectures. It provides direct quotations from Bertrand Russell and an overview of his work. It is preceded by an introduction of the purpose of this compilation, as well as Chomsky's personal thoughts on Russell.

[Abstract by Mia Manns]



Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: On Interpreting the World
Chapter 2: On Changing the World

Subject Headings

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