Extraordinary Minds: Noam Chomsky

Overview

At once revered and controversial, M.I.T. Linguistics and Philosophy professor Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important contributor to the systematized study of language and cerebral processes. As such, he has authored such groundbreaking texts as Cartesian Linguistics, Language and Mind, Reflections on Language and Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. In this documentary program, scholar Dr. Howard Gardner sits down for a discussion with Chomsky that provides a revealing look ...
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Overview

At once revered and controversial, M.I.T. Linguistics and Philosophy professor Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important contributor to the systematized study of language and cerebral processes. As such, he has authored such groundbreaking texts as Cartesian Linguistics, Language and Mind, Reflections on Language and Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. In this documentary program, scholar Dr. Howard Gardner sits down for a discussion with Chomsky that provides a revealing look into the professor and writer's mind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • UPC: 032031471696
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 62,066

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Noam Chomsky Participant
Dr. Howard Gardner Participant
Technical Credits
Rob Massey Director, Producer
Jason Clark Producer
Albert DiNozzi Producer
Richard Foos Executive Producer
Albert Spevak Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Extraordinary Minds: Noam Chomsky
1. Introduction [3:12]
2. What Was the Transformative Experience That Gave You New Insights About the Nature of Language? [3:49]
3. Were You Ever a Behaviorist? [1:41]
4. Do You Have Any Memory of an "Aha?" [3:50]
5. How Do You Think About Language As a Good Model for Other Aspects of Cognition? [3:06]
6. What Is the Essential Mental Operation Which May Underlie Language? [10:23]
7. How Do You Think About What's Happening in the World of Current Events ? [2:40]
8. What Were the Influences and Circumstances Under Which You Began to Write Publicly? [4:12]
9. Was There a Transformative Moment When You Decided to Go Public in Politics? [3:49]
10. How Do You Divide Your Time? [2:51]
11. What Is the Most Useful Thing You Can Do for Somebody Not Using Their Talent Productively? [1:41]
12. Is Cognition Psychology Language the Fault Line, or Can We Go Further? [7:12]
13. What Do You Think of the World of the Arts? [2:48]
14. Credits [:40]
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