Noam Chomsky: Free Will, Moral Responsibility, Linguistics, Mental Illness, & the Meaning of Life

Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history. He is a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historical essayist, social critic, and political activist. Known as "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 a Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and an Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is the author of more than 150 books and well over 400 articles in major publications. Professor Chomsky has received honorary degrees from University of London, University of Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago, Swarthmore College, Delhi University, Bard College, University of Massachusetts, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Amherst College, Cambridge University, University of Buenos Aires, McGill University, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Columbia University, University of Connecticut, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Harvard University, University of Calcutta, and Universidad Nacional De Colombia. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Science.

- Noam's Website: https://chomsky.info/
- Noam's Books: https://www.amazon.com/Noam-Chomsky/e/B000AP81EC
- Noam's Publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rbgNVw0AAAAJ&hl=en
- Noam's Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky

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0:00 - Introduction
0:52 - Theories of Free Will
5:59 - Free Will & Moral Responsibility
14:56 - Linguistics & Historical Perspectives
28:31 - Language & Mental Health/Illness
42:00 - Medicalisation of the Human Experience
50:45 - Manufacturing consent (effects on Free Will)
1:01:13 - Mechanical Philosophy, Newton, Einstein, Leibniz
1:09:23 - Teleology, Purpose & Meaning of Life
1:10:44 - Noam's Mount Rushmore of Philosophy/Science
1:15:22 - Solving the Mind-Body Problem
1:19:20 - Why is Philosophy important
1;20:50 - Conclusion

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