Noam Chomsky interview on Language and Knowledge (1977)

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Linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology transformed the nature of linguistics before he was 40. In this program with world-renowned author and professor Bryan Magee, the outspoken Chomsky challenges accepted notions of the way in which language is learned, examines the relationship of language to experience, and discusses the philosophical nature of knowledge.

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Great to see Chomsky being interviewed by an intelligent person.

Author — Lex772

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Rarely if ever do I see an interview at this level nowadays. Thoroughly, enjoyed this interview.

Author — Xiao Feng

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now watch the video again focusing only on Chomsky's right eyebrow

Author — Luqmaan Waqar

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The limitations that Chomsky describes reminds me of Herbert Spencer who analyzed religion has having a universal property of being a way to cognize the "unknowable".

Author — Joe Ferrara MD

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He is a walking encyclopedia on language.

Author — KeskinCookin

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He took enormous risks when he first published on his revolutionary ideas. It stands to reason that when he suggests that language structures exist in the brain, that these neurons and synapses are a designated structure only to a certain extent.

Oliver Sacks wrote extensively how in cases of stroke that the brain can compensate for damaged areas in cases where blindness occurred.

My point of stroke cases is that there is a great deal of "plasticity" where the brain is involved.

What about language in stroke cases?

Author — David Andersen

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That is a great interview! Very interesting!

Author — Jim Blomqvist

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Thanks for posting as it's very interesting.

Author — Tom Owens

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16 mins in - is that the sign or answer that god exists?

Author — Hamza Riazuddin

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Prof. Magee's books on Schopenhauer and Richard Wagner are both excellent.

Author — Alex da Vinci

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Kind of funny at the end, Milton Friedman said the same thing where modern liberalism is nothing alike classical liberalism where it's about individuals rights and such but modern liberals are liberal in the sense that they are liberal with your money.

Author — Victor P.

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I think it is incredibly promising to suggest that we have inner richness that allows us to produce interesting constructs triggered by relatively crude experiences. Why can't this richness, this anticipation of the world we are trying to express, be spiritual?

Author — Joe Ferrara MD

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A human had no understanding of his actions in jealousy....we can not CONTROL or subside the POWER of this inner demon

Author — Patricia Healey

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Finally no more of pretentious Hitchens...

Author — Ayman B.

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i thought it was terribly rude of brian to be turning pages over whilst noam was talking, he was obviously bored to tears and studying the racing form, in one clip you can just make out a betting shop pen behind brians left ear

Author — terry yakamoto

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again 28.00 proof psychology is hogwash

Author — Hamza Riazuddin

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18.08 also confirmation psychology is HOGWASH - if it cant answer questions about will, desire, decision making

Author — Hamza Riazuddin

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"Pre programmed, rich systematicity, complexities, structures, can you use these words when referring to any biological system, or anything for that still say that there was no programmer....no, no builder, no my "ignorance"....but I just don't understand.

Author — DC Vocabulary