Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky


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in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The United States
December 07, 1928

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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Chomsky is credited with the creation of the theory of generative grammar, considered to be one of the most significant contributions to the field of linguistics made in the 20th century. He also helped spark the cognitive revolution in psychology through his review of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, in which he challenged the behaviorist approach to the study of behavior and language dominant in the 1950s. His naturalistic approach to the study of language has affected the philosophy of language and mind. He is also credited with t
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The Kind of Anarchism I Believe in, and What's Wrong with Libertarians

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“We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.”
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“If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.”
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“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.”
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