Tag Archive for ‘human nature’

Technology and Human Nature

In their Webcam, Daniel Miller and Jolynna Sinanan offer what they describe as a theory of attainment. While I’m not sure they’d accept my terminology, I read this as an attempt to theorise the causal powers of technology in relation to the causal powers of… Read More ›

Chomsky vs. Foucault

We suspect many readers will have already seen this video, recorded at a 1991 debate between Michel Foucault and Noam Chomsky. But if you haven’t then you’re in for a treat: two of the finest radical minds of the 20th century… Read More ›

The Social Animal

A fascinating talk from David Brooks, author of the Social Animal who featured on SI a few months ago here, about the new understandings of human nature and their consequences for political life and the social world. He suggests that a revolution… Read More ›