Noam Chomsky is an eminent American theoretical linguist, cognitive scientist and philosopher, who radically changed the arena of linguistics by assuming language as a uniquely human, biologically based cognitive capacity. He suggested that innate traits in the human brain give birth to both language and grammar. The most important figure in “cognitive revolution” and “analyticContinue reading “On Being Truly Educated – Noam Chomsky”
Last time we learned about the Enlightenment, and the philosophers and thinkers whose ideas would shape governance for hundred of years. This week, we’re learning how monarchs across Europe were influenced by those ideas. Adoption of Enlightenment ideas across Europe was…uneven, to say the least. In this episode you’ll learn about Catherine the Great ofContinue reading “Enlightened Monarchs: Crash Course European History #19”
Immanuel Kant was acutely aware of living in an age when philosophy would need to supplant the role once played by religion.