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Noam Chomsky's Legacy


Science & Tech  (tags: Noam Chomsky, 84th birthday, Chomsky the academic, M.I.T. professor, Linguistics, Philosophy, Developmental Psychology, cognition, nature of language and mind )

Judy
- 684 days ago - newyorker.com
Chomsky turns 84 today, more than a half century after he exploded onto the scene of linguistics, in the late 1950's, as a young professor at M.I.T. His career began perhaps most notably with a book review that helped launch an entire field of linguistics



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Roger Garin-michaud (68)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:17 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Judy C. (108)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:20 pm
This article is a tribute to Chomsky written by a former student of Chomsky's, now a Psychology Professor at N.Y.U. Most of us know Chomsky as a brilliant political writer and lecturer, but this article describes his work in Linguistics and his role as a professor, where his influence arguably surpasses his political influence.
 

Angelika R. (142)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 7:41 pm
Let's say HAPPY BIRTHDAY Noam Chomsky and many happy returns to this great mind in both fields that are equally interesting. Thx for the post Judy.
 

Jason S. (57)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 8:48 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 11:25 pm
Noted,thanks.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (385)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:58 am
Noted. Happy birthday Noam!
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:10 am
I like wisdom to pose the right questions.
 

Ana R (220)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 1:39 am
noted
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 10:44 am
He did depose Skinner which was a good thing; damn black box. I suppose that's where Frank Herbert stole the idea from where he poses the young Atreides being tested with the black box in Dune. There is much merit to a lot of Chomsky's teachings but I'm not an acolyte of any one teacher. or discipline. Any equation; philosophy or paradigm that doesn't factor in variables to allow for change is stilted and in time becomes static to the point of inertia and decay. Cheers Noam
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:56 pm
Thanks for keeping us thinking.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 4:45 pm
Happy birthday, thanks for not letting the bastards get you down and attempting to keep them honest.
 

june t. (66)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 9:34 pm
thanks for the post
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Monday December 10, 2012, 2:51 pm
Fascinating article, thanks for the post.
 

Wild Thang (9)
Monday December 10, 2012, 4:54 pm
But thinking in colors or sounds may not apply...
 
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