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Noam Chomsky on Identity Politics, Free Speech, and China

The Good Fight

Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has for many decades been one of the most prominent critics of U.S. foreign policy.In this week’s conversation, Noam Chomsky and Yascha Mounk discuss the theory of universal grammar, whether identity politics can be left-wing, and how the world should treat an ascendant China.This transcript has been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.Please do listen and spread the word about The Good Fight.If you have not yet signed up for our podcast, please do so now by following this link on your phone.Email: podcast@persuasion.community Website: http://www.persuasion.communityPodcast production by John T. Williams, and Brendan RuberryLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesConnect with us!Spotify | Apple | GoogleTwitter: @Yascha_Mounk & @joinpersuasionYoutube: Yascha MounkLinkedIn: Persuasion CommunityLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


6 Nov 2021

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Noam Chomsky Joins The Conversation

The Conversation

Sen. Nina Turner interviews the one and only Noam Chomsky. They discuss the future of the world with climate change and the young activists working hard to fight it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


3 Nov 2021

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#250: Noam Chomsky

Primo Radical

The living legend, former MIT linguistics professor and political commentator Noam Chomsky returns for this monumental 250th episode! In this interview, we discuss vaccination mandates, student loan debt, progressive media like The Young Turks (TYT), and the utility of voting for Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Chomsky also shares a Hollywood film that he enjoyed and responds to the question of what he would like to be remembered for.Join the conversation! Submit questions to guests by becoming a PRIMO RADICAL patron for only $1 a month on Patreon: https://patreon.com/primoradicalSubscribe to PRIMO RADICAL on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes!https://primoradical.com/ https://facebook.com/primoradical/ https://twitter.com/primoradical/ https://instagram.com/primoradical/https://minds.com/primoradical/https://youtube.com/c/primoradical/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/primonutmeg)


24 Oct 2021

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Planet B: Noam Chomsky on Roosevelt’s Legacy and Indigenous Demands

Planet B: Everything Must Change

Noam Chomsky warns against a Green New Deal that would save capitalism rather than dismantling it in an extended interview from Planet B: Everything Must Change. The eminent activist and political writer talks to Dalia Gebrial about his vision of a Green New Deal and the lessons we can take from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s original political project. He also laments the fate of the Amazon and explains why we must centre the demands of Indigenous peoples in order to bring about a just transition. An extract from this interview appears in episode two of Planet B on Land. Produced by Freddie Stuart. Music and sound by Ben Heyderman. Illustrations by Tomekah George. Design by Pietro Garrone. In partnership with Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung London.


24 Oct 2021

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Noam Chomsky - Challenges and Choices

IIEA Talks

According to Professor Chomsky, we live in a unique historical moment, confronted by an array of severe challenges, some so severe that “failure to address them soon will effectively terminate organised human society, with mass destruction of other species as well”. The two most prominent are climate change and nuclear war. Moreover, the current pandemic has killed more Americans than the flu pandemic of a century ago and has not yet run its course. It is also well understood that failure to vaccinate globally is not only a moral scandal but also facilitates mutations that may escape control. Other crises also loom such as the emergence of new pandemics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and land degradation. In his address to the IIEA, Professor Chomsky argues that despite the severe crises that humans face at this historically unprecedented moment, feasible solutions are at hand.  He considers whether humans have the moral and intellectual capacity to choose a course towards a much better world and how we might provide the answers. About the Speaker:Noam Chomsky was born on 7 December 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his PhD in Linguistics in 1955 from the University of Pennsylvania. During the years 1951 to 1955, Chomsky was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. The major theoretical viewpoints of his doctoral dissertation appeared in the monograph Syntactic Structure, in 1957. This formed part of a more extensive work, The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory, circulated in mimeograph in 1955 and published in part in 1975.Professor Chomsky joined the staff of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955 and in 1961 was appointed full professor. In 1976 he was appointed Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. In 2017, Professor Chomsky was appointed Laureate Professor at the University of Arizona.Professor Chomsky has lectured at many universities in the US and abroad and is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards. He has written and lectured widely on linguistics, philosophy, intellectual history, contemporary issues, international affairs, and U.S. foreign policy.


6 Oct 2021

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Understanding Noam Chomsky #15: Language and Emotion: Perfect Imperfections? (with Norbert Corver)

Dare to know! | Philosophy Podcast

This conversation is part of the 'Understanding Noam Chomsky' Series ('Dare to know!' Philosophy Podcast). Today we are joined by Norbert Corver. Norbert Corver is Professor of Dutch Linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication at Utrecht University, and a member of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. He is one of the editors of the book series Studies in Generative Grammar, published by Mouton de Gruyter. He is also the co-author of 4 volumes of the Syntax of Dutch series (Amsterdam University Press), which synthesizes the currently available knowledge of the syntactic structure of Dutch (http://norbert.abelcorver.com/books/). Specifically, he contributed to the 3 volumes on Verbs and Verb Phrases (Volumes I, II, III) and the volume on Coordination and Ellipsis. Lastly, he is the co-editor of various books on Generative Syntax. 

1hr 35mins

21 Sep 2021

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Noam Chomsky on Consciousness, Sam Harris, Mandating Vaccines, Husserl, and Kripkenstein

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal

Sponsors: Go to https://curiositystream.thld.co/TOE and use code TOE to save 25% off today. https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI. 00:00:00 Introduction 00:03:10 [finding blanks] Which of your beliefs do you hold most tenaciously that has the least evidence? 00:03:45 [Mohit Mukherji] Is phenomenology (in the tradition of Husserl etc.) an adequate way to study consciousness 00:05:50 [Jake Watson] Can you ask him why he thinks Hume was a rationalist? 00:08:05 [Laura] Retrocausality and free will 00:09:55 [Cybmor] Russell's descriptivist theory, Kripke's causal theory, semantic externalism 00:18:36 [Kelly Gerling] What does it mean to make a "plan" cognitively? 00:20:47 [Joe Smith] Is recursion an intrinsic and universal property of all human E - language? (as opposed to I - Language) 00:22:39 [Sam Thompson] Stone Duality and studying formal languages topologically 00:25:40 [Chris Langan] Pre-linguistic consciousness / insight 00:28:39 [Chris Langan] Consciousness and language association 00:30:37 [Peter Glinos] Incompatibility between multiculturalism and "progress" 00:34:18 [John Doe] Debate with Sam Harris on the Middle East? 00:37:38 [Someone] Mandated vaccination / why trust the gov't and large pharmaceutical corporations? 00:46:10 [Harjot Singh] Chomsky's thoughts on Stoicism 00:47:48 [John Clever] Heidegger, Husserl, and Kierkegaard / Continental philosophy in general 00:48:28 [George Holliday] Eating animals contradicts being moral + animal agriculture in general00:54:57 [John Tillo] Speaking a new language after brain trauma 00:56:35 [Karl Héðinn] The legacy concerning his Universal grammar + people calling Noam an “essentialist” 01:02:45 [Debra] What questions does Noam have for us? 01:05:36 [William Patterson] On the Kripkenstein Rule Following Paradox Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 13mins

11 Sep 2021

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Current Events: Follow Up on Afghanistan with Noam Chomsky

The Origins Podcast with Lawrence Krauss

Listen to our newest mini-series "Current Events with Noam Chomsky"! In this episode, Lawrence and Noam have a follow-up discussion about the latest developments in Afghanistan. Show your support and access exclusive bonus content at https://www.patreon.com/originspodcast


23 Aug 2021

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Episode 372: Noam Chomsky Discusses a Plan for Anarchy

Diet Soap Returns (Help us pick a name)

Noam Chomsky joins Michael Albert to discuss his book No Bosses. Albert advocates for the conception and then organization of a new economy. The vision offered is called participatory economics. It elevates self-management, equity, solidarity, diversity, and sustainability. It eliminates elitist, arrogant, dismissive, authoritarian, exploitation, competition, and homogenization.

1hr 13mins

21 Aug 2021

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Noam Chomsky AMA on UFO's, Cryptocurrencies, Nietzsche, Kurt Gödel, and Fear of Death

Theories of Everything with Curt Jaimungal

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX0hn6F-jsINoam Chomsky reveals his thoughts on his own death, meeting Kurt Gödel, and more. Sponsors: https://brilliant.org/TOE for 20% off. http://algo.com for supply chain AI.Patreon for conversations on Theories of Everything, Consciousness, Free Will, and God: https://patreon.com/curtjaimungal Crypto (anonymous): https://tinyurl.com/cryptoTOE PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/paypalTOE Twitter: https://twitter.com/TOEwithCurt Discord Invite: https://discord.com/invite/kBcnfNVwqs iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/better-left-unsaid-with-curt-jaimungal/id1521758802 Pandora: https://pdora.co/33b9lfP Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4gL14b92xAErofYQA7bU4e Subreddit r/TheoriesOfEverything: https://reddit.com/r/theoriesofeverythingLINKS MENTIONED: Janice Fiamengo interview with Curt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwT-w47Il5cTHANK YOU: Henry Hoffman-Bakoussis for enumerating the questionsTIMESTAMPS: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:29 [Stephen Wolfram] If we knew the operation of each neuron, could we understand linguistics? 00:04:06 [Sebastiaan Kampers] Is there meaning outside language? 00:05:03 [Ar On] Are you more proud of your contributions to linguistics or of your contributions to politics? 00:05:44 [Cowicide] How can one discuss philosophy while staying non-political? 00:07:56 [Ar On] What are your thoughts on mandating vaccines? 00:10:04 [Bulldog Madhav] How to avoid despair, after seeing life's meaninglessness 00:13:39 [Amjad Hussain] How to tell the difference between science and pseudoscience? 00:16:58 [CryptoND1] Will crypto lead to a monetary revolution? Good or bad? 00:17:53 [Global] Blockchain technology for direct democratic voting system? 00:22:42 [John Doe] What about the latest UAP / UFO revelations by pentagon? 00:23:28 [Patrick O'Donnell] How to communicating with aliens 00:31:04 [Connor] Opinion on Frankfurt school? 00:31:38 [Wiil-Waal] Do you fear death? Why / why not? 00:32:46 [Ivan Bilu] How to explain multiple personalities, with different languages? 00:34:02 [Brandon] Speaking in tongues phenomenon and spirituality 00:35:52 [Prof. Janice Fiamengo] Feminism / MeToo and liberty 00:39:19 [Biers Adajew] Societies with a belief in free will vs. no free will 00:41:48 [Ideas Sleep Furiously] Who's the smartest person Chomsky ever met 00:48:08 [Tobia Davico] On Jacques Lacan and his influence on Chomsky 00:51:45 [Queerdo] Are you a part of an anti-aging study based on plant diet? 00:53:06 [Henry S] How does Chomsky stay sharp at 92? 00:54:30 [Noah Müller] Connection between language and movement 00:55:37 [Lavl2001] Why are psychedelics illegal? 01:01:56 [Joshua Bracho] Do you have any thoughts on the work of Friedrich Nietzsche? 02:28:12 [Ravi Ray] Objectively determine that some works of art are better than others 01:04:20 [Biers Adajew] What are Chomsky's views on anti-natalism? 01:06:04 [Hamid] What do you think about "It from Bit" idea from John Wheeler? 01:06:34 [Jens] On Steven Pinker's words and rules theory of language* * *Just wrapped (April 2021) a documentary called Better Left Unsaid http://betterleftunsaidfilm.com on the topic of "when does the left go too far?" Visit that site if you'd like to watch it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

2 Jun 2021