Analytic Philosophy

Noam Chomsky

Who is Noam Chomsky?

Avram Noam Chomsky (1928–) is an American philosopher of linguistics and one of the most widely influential critics of contemporary politics over the twentieth century and beyond. Now a professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chomsky is recognized as an important founder of cognitive science in linguistics, psychology, and philosophy of mind, as well as computer science.

His major publications that are relevant to philosophy of language and mind include: Syntactic Structures (1957), Cartesian Linguistics (1966), Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (1964), Aspects of the Theory of Syntax (1965), The Sound Pattern of English (with Morris Hall; 1968), Language and Mind (1968), Studies on Semantics in Generative Grammar (1972), The Logical Structure of Linguistic Theory (1975), Reflections on Language (1975), Essays on Form and Interpretation (1977), Rules and Representations (1980), Language and the Study of Mind (1982), Modular Approaches to the Study of the Mind (1984), Knowledge of Language: Its Nature, Origin, and Use (1986), (Barriers Linguistic Inquiry Monograph Thirteen) (1986), Language and Thought (1993), The Minimalist Program (1998), On Language (1998), and New Horizons in the Study of Language and Mind (2000).


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