Noam Chomsky is speaking live from Tucson in this online event. He’ll be answering audience questions, particularly on the topic of Free Speech. In July this year, the linguist and philosopher put his name to the ‘Letter on Justice and Open Debate’, which was signed by 153 writers. The public letter warned against ‘an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming’. It also condemned the ‘disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces’.
While welcomed by some, the letter had a considerable backlash, with many placing it within the ‘cancel culture’ debate. This is a chance to examine the issues with Noam Chomsky. All those who register can submit questions and a selection will be asked to him.
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7 P.M. BST, Duration 60 minutes
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Institute Professor and Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus)
Sometimes called “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is one of the most cited scholars alive. As an activist he is vocally anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist, speaking out against many conflicts and is currently highly critical of Donald Trump.