Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek thinks the U.S. political machinery is truly broken. He guides a verbal tour through the failure of manufactured consent, the appeal of human baseness, and politics as a real struggle of life and death. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/slavoj-zizek-on-donald-trump-presidency Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript – […]

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Chomsky on Žižek, Lacan, and Postmodern/Post-structuralist “theory”.

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek thinks the U.S. political machinery is truly broken. He guides a verbal tour through the failure of manufactured consent, the appeal of human baseness, and politics as a real struggle of life and death. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/slavoj-zizek-on-donald-trump-presidency Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript – […]

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12 July 2013 Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities University of London

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Chomsky on Žižek, Lacan, and Postmodern/Post-structuralist “theory”.

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Chomsky gives a fairly technical talk on language, discussing issues involving reference and meaning, including the poverty of the stimulus, universal grammar, language acquisition, and other related issues in linguistics and the philosophy of language.

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The nature of language is still not completely understood. How do infants learn language and acquire concepts? How does it fit in with other cognitive processes? Noam Chomsky, noted linguist, philosopher, and social critic explores the complexities of language and its study. For more with Chomsky on issues of mind and language, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86RY40TvRgE […]

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Thanks to http://archive.org/details/NoamChomsky-JacobJordbo-AusteritySyriaEtc-2012

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Thanks to http://archive.org/details/dom-360524-noamchomskyimperialdangersthe Noam Chomsky Imperial Dangers: Then and Now (this talk took place on October 21, 2011)

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