Noam Chomsky on Linguistic Theories and the Evolution of Language (Part 3)
Closer To Truth is proud to present this four-part miniseries with distinguished theoretical linguist, analytic philosopher, and cognitive scientist Noam Chomsky. In Part 3, Chomsky discusses linguistic theories for human sentience and cognition (most notably a Universal Grammar), the evolution of language, and the mystery of consciousness.
Noam Chomsky is a distinguished theoretical linguist, analytic philosopher, cognitive scientist, political critic, social activist, and public intellectual. Called “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky helped bring about the cognitive revolution in the human sciences. At 94, he is one of the most cited living scholars. He is Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT and Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona.