The Chomsky-Foucault Debate
On human nature

Chomsky, Noam; Foucault, Michel
Publisher:  The New Press, New York, USA
Year Published:  2006
Pages:  240pp   ISBN:  9781595581341
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8800

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 Elders to debate an age-old question: is there such a thing as 'innate' human nature independent of our experiences and external influences? What begins as a philosophical argumentsoon evolves into a broader discussion encompassing a wide range of topics including the struggle for justice in the realm of politics.

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