Avram Noam Chomsky
(born December 7,
is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist,
historian, logician, social critic, and political activist.
Sometimes described as
"the father of modern linguistics,"
is also a major figure in analytic philosophy,
and one of the
founders of the field of cognitive science.
He has spent most of his
career at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is
the author of over 100
books, primarily on politics and linguistics. Ideologically, he
anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.