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The Chomsky-Foucault Debate by Noam Chomsky
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I didn't love how the essays and interviews in this book were arranged, but really enjoyed getting to understand a little more of Chomsky's work outside of linguistics.
My biggest takeaway is that often our differences in understanding come not from factual disagreement but from differences in the frameworks through which we talk about the world.
Chomsky believes that the human mind is predisposed to detect certain disciplines. He says, more or less, that the ability to categorize is at once mankind's greatest strength and one of our greatest obstacles. From behind the bars of our favored disciplines, there are some things we cannot understand.

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