18 August 2007

Chomsky v. Foucualt

This debate demonstrates just how divergent Chomsky's and Foucault's notions regarding an appropriate human society were. Personally I throw in with Foucault. While his "histories" of the asylum, the prison, etc. may not have been the most accurate historical accounts ever written, they've provided a fertile manure from which has grown a better understanding of what were at one time considered unproblematic Enlightenment institutions.


VikingMoose said...

certainly in the Euro context!

definitely fun history!

Grotius said...

Wow. A new comment! The drought has ended! Praise Urkobold! ;)

highnumber said...

Blame the "word verification" crap.



Grotius said...


Yeah, I might get rid of that. I've never been spammed as far as I can tell.