Noam Chomsky

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  • 1958 Noam Chomsky became a National Science Foundation fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study

    In 1958 Noam Chomsky was selected as a National Science Foundation Fellow and began research with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. This was a post-doctoral research facility that previously hosted great minds like Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer.
  • 1967 The Responsibility of Intellectuals

    In 1967, in response to American involvement in the Vietnam Conflict, Chomsky authored The Responsibility of Intellectuals. The work was published in the New York Review of Books. It was a criticism of American Imperialism but, also American ignorance and a general willingness amongst American politicians to lie incessantly.
  • 1968 Language and Mind

    In Language and Mind Chomsky states that an abstract system should be developed to explain the relationships between linguistics and behavior. This relates to scientific inquiry because Empiricists must communicate the physical attributes of objects and the motions of those objects in relation to other objects. To communicate effectively, a standardized system must be created. Further, the system itself must be explicable and transmissible.
  • 1988 Manufacturing Consent

    Manufacturing Consent explains the role of propaganda in modern society. Propaganda is a major factor in the dissemination of disinformation, misinformation, lies, etc... These transgressions are anti-thetical to scientific inquiry. Scientists work to establish reliable statements about reality. The reliable statements are then applied in order to solve physical problems. Noam Chomsky frequently helped to expose liars and false information.
  • Noam Chomsky Interview

  • Important Works

    Noam Chomsky. American Power and the New Mandarins. Pantheon Books, 1967.
    Noam Chomsky. Languange and Mind. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press, 2006.
    Noam Chomsky. Asa Kasher. Editor. Linguistics and Cognitive Science: Problems and Mysteries. Oxford University Press, 1991.
    Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman. Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media. Pantheon Books, 2002.
    Noam Chomsky. Reflections on Language. Random House, 1975