Problems of Knowledge and Freedom by Noam Chomsky audiobook

Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures

By Noam Chomsky
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From interpreting the world to changing it, a synthesis of Chomsky's early work on philosophy, linguistics, and politics. Originally delivered in 1971 as the first Cambridge lectures in memory of Bertrand Russell, Problems of Knowledge and Freedom is a masterful and cogent synthesis of Noam Chomsky's moral philosophy, linguistic analysis, and emergent political critique of America's war in Vietnam. In the first half of this wide-ranging work, Chomsky takes up Russell's lifelong search for the empirical principles of human understanding, in a philosophical overview referencing Hume, Wittgenstein, von Humboldt, and others. In the following half, aptly titled "On Changing the World", Chomsky applies these concepts to the issues that would remain the focus of his increasingly political work of the period - his criticisms of the war in Indochina and the Cold War ideology that supported it, of the centralization of US decision-making in the Pentagon and the growing influence of multinational corporations in those circles, and of the politicization of American universities in the post-World War II years, as well as his analyses of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Nixon's foreign policies.

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From interpreting the world to changing it, a synthesis of Chomsky's early work on philosophy, linguistics, and politics.

Originally delivered in 1971 as the first Cambridge lectures in memory of Bertrand Russell, Problems of Knowledge and Freedom is a masterful and cogent synthesis of Noam Chomsky's moral philosophy, linguistic analysis, and emergent political critique of America's war in Vietnam.

In the first half of this wide-ranging work, Chomsky takes up Russell's lifelong search for the empirical principles of human understanding, in a philosophical overview referencing Hume, Wittgenstein, von Humboldt, and others. In the following half, aptly titled "On Changing the World", Chomsky applies these concepts to the issues that would remain the focus of his increasingly political work of the period - his criticisms of the war in Indochina and the Cold War ideology that supported it, of the centralization of US decision-making in the Pentagon and the growing influence of multinational corporations in those circles, and of the politicization of American universities in the post-World War II years, as well as his analyses of the Cuban Missile Crisis and Nixon's foreign policies.

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Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Author Bio: Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings as well as for his groundbreaking linguistics work. He is the author of over one hundred books on such topics as war, politics, dissent, and mass media, and his work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. His numerous bestselling political works have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. He is a professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Philosophy
Runtime: 2.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English