Noam Chomsky

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Noam Chomsky

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12/7/1928

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Noam Chomsky is an American philosopher and activist who is best known for his works in linguistics and cognitive science. He spent a bulk of his career at MIT, where he served as Philosophy Professor, writing over a hundred books. His works have contributed to the development of…more

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    • One of his main theories as a linguist is that people are born with an innate knowledge of language, which he calls knowledge the "language faculty." This theory relates to the nature vs. nurture argument in Linguistics.

  • Quotes

    • Chomsky (on US): The country was founded on the principle that the primary role of government is to protect property from the majority. And so it remains.

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