Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature

This book is amazing for so many reasons, with the most prominent being that it's a transcript of a debate between Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, arguably two of the most important individuals in 20th century philosophy, on the topic "human nature. The debate itself does not disappoint: both provide very strong reasons for their beliefs and the interaction is engaging, to say the least. Another important reason to read this book is the appendix; the appendix contains supplemental interviews between both Chomsky and Foucault that highlight their own separate research and viewpoints (political and otherwise). The book provides a very nice grounding and exploration of both philosopher's viewpoints on an array of topics. I would also recommend this book to anyone who isn't necessarily interested in "human nature," simply because of its content.
Verdict: Read this. Especially if you're interested in either Noam Chomsky or Michel Foucault and their politics.
What to listen to while reading: Russian Circles- Geneva

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