Noam Chomsky is one of the most influential thinkers of our time, yet his views are often misunderstood. In this previously unpublished series of interviews, Chomsky discusses his iconoclastic and important ideas concerning language, human nature and politics. In dialogue with James McGilvray, Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, Chomsky takes up a wide variety of topics – the nature of language, the philosophies of language and mind, morality and universality, science and common sense, and the evolution of language. McGilvray's extensive commentary helps make this incisive set of interviews accessible to a variety of readers. The volume is essential reading for those involved in the study of language and mind, as well as anyone with an interest in Chomsky's ideas.
• These interviews have never been published before and will be welcomed for the insight they give into Chomsky's current thinking • Wide-ranging, covering a variety of topics central to Chomsky's work, including the philosophies of language and mind and the nature of language and evolution • Offers unique access to Chomsky's important views on the role of language in human nature and human nature in politics