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What kind of scientist are you?

Noam Chomsky

you are:

Noam Chomsky

Unconventional and poineering. Your science is a universal and systematic science, in which human capacities are a matter of nature – not nurture. Interdisciplinary for you means to be socially involved. Aa a political activist you find your way in the world and  science.

Avram Noam Chomsky (1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator and anarcho-syndicalist activist. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent most of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has authored over 100 books. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and was voted the "world's top public intellectual" in a 2005 poll.

The basis to Chomsky's linguistic theory is that the principles underlying the structure of language are biologically determined in the human mind and hence genetically transmitted. Chomsky has argued that linguistic structures are at least partly innate, and that they reflect a "universal grammar" that underlies and can account for all human grammatical systems.

Chomsky has been a highly influential academic figure throughout his career, and was cited within the field of Arts and Humanities more often than any other living scholar between 1980 and 1992. Chomsky's legacy is as both a "leader in the field" of linguistics and "a figure of enlightenment and inspiration" for political dissenters. 


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