Wintersalen Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | November 20, 2014

    Ron Rash: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Ron Rash



    Describe your latest book/project/work. Something Rich and Strange is a collection of selected stories, including three stories previously... Continue »
    1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.95
List price: $15.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Philosophy- General
4 Hawthorne Philosophy- General

More copies of this ISBN

The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature

by

The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Two of the 20th century's most influential thinkers debate a perennial question--is there such a thing as "innate" human nature independent of experiences and external influences?

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is Professor of Linguistics at MIT and a world-renowned political thinker and activist. The author of numerous books, including On Language and Understanding Power (both available from The New Press), he lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Michel Foucault (1926-84) held a chair in the History of Systems of Thought at the Collège de France. The New Press has published three previous volumes of his work as well as a collection, The Essential Foucault. John Rajchman is a professor of philosophy at Columbia University and author of Michel Foucault. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781595581341
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
Publisher:
New Press
Introduction by:
Rajchman, John
Introduction:
Rajchman, John
Author:
Chomsky, Noam, Et
Author:
Foucault, Michel
Author:
Rajchman, John
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Human behavior
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Political science -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
213
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.1 in 8.5 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Morality and the Good Life: an... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. Modern French Philosophy Used Trade Paper $42.00
  3. Consciousness Used Hardcover $10.50
  4. Essential Works of Michel Foucault,... Used Trade Paper $11.00
  5. Philosophy 1: A Guide Through the... Used Trade Paper $19.95
  6. Riters & Readers Documentary Comic... Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » Chomsky Noam
Humanities » Philosophy » General

The Chomsky-Foucault Debate: On Human Nature Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.95 In Stock
Product details 213 pages New Press - English 9781595581341 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Two of the 20th century's most influential thinkers debate a perennial question--is there such a thing as "innate" human nature independent of experiences and external influences?
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.