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The Chomsky-Foucault Debate by Noam Chomsky
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it was amazing

Foucault has a very dark and nihilistic stance i.e there is no real freedom or true creativity ; we are all victims to the "Power Principle" and he does make a very convincing case for the same .

Chomsky on the other though tends to agree , postulates the idea that creativity (ie toddler experiencing his environment) is not bound by this , but rather driven by a "positive urge" to reach an individuals highest potential .

I am quite well versed with Chomsky's work ; but Foucault has been a revelation ; also never seen Chomsky so acquiescent . Though touted as a "debate" it comes of as an amicable discourse (mostly) between both intellectual behemoths with brilliant moderation by dutch philosopher Fons Elders.

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December 13, 2018 – Started Reading
December 13, 2018 – Shelved
February 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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