Noam Chomsky: On Power, Knowledge and Human Nature

  • Peter Wilkin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Peter Wilkin
    Pages 1-24
  3. Peter Wilkin
    Pages 25-53
  4. Peter Wilkin
    Pages 85-114
  5. Peter Wilkin
    Pages 150-174
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-203

About this book


Noam Chomsky is among the most influential contemporary thinkers. Peter Wilkin looks in particular at the philosophical basis of his social and political thought, especially his ideal about power, knowledge and human nature. He shows how Chomsky's ideas can help to defend naturalism as in social and political thought. Chomsky's critical writings of social inquiry and his normative ideas on libertarian socialism and human emancipation are interpreted as synthesising a number of important ideas and approaches at a time when these ideas have fallen out of favour.


philosophy political philosophy Political Thought socialism

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Wilkin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International RelationsLancaster UniversityUK

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