Chomsky: The Machine, the Ghost, and the Limits of Understanding

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« on: October 20, 2018, 10:56:39 pm »
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Professor Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "The machine, the ghost, and the limits of understanding: Newton's contributions to the study of mind" at the University of Oslo, September 2011. Q&A at 45:33
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 07:55:04 pm »
.H. found this accompanying essay, cool beans:

Science, Mind, and Limits of Understanding

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« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 08:15:34 pm »
Another good one:

Interpretation & Understanding: Language & Beyond (Noam Chomsky)

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Noam Chomsky discusses some philosophical issues involving the limits of language and mind. In particular, he considers three intellectual problems: what he calls Plato's problem, Orwell's problem, and Descartes's problem. Plato's problem has to do with how human beings, whose contacts with the world are limited and brief, are nevertheless able to know so much (i.e. issues involving innate knowledge & the poverty of the stimulus). Orwell's problem is the opposite: how human beings, with amble and reliable information, nonetheless know and understand so little. And finally Descartes' problem, which has to do with issues of freedom of choice and action. This talk is from the College de France.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 02:28:49 pm »
Also: “Language, Creativity, and the Limits of Understanding”

Although I think your one just above is the best one of the three.
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