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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
- 1745 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 G (154)
Saturday December 8, 2012, 6:17 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Judy C (97)
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 (143)
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 (50)
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 (400)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 12:58 am
Noted. Happy birthday Noam!
 

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 (155)
Sunday December 9, 2012, 3:56 pm
Thanks for keeping us thinking.
 

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

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