Noam Chomsky

Philosopher / Psychologist / Anthropologist / Human Rights Defender / Writer / Computer Scientist / Historian | * 12/07/1928 (92) | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He is Laureate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona and Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is the author of more than 150 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass media. Ideologically, he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism. Born to Jewish immigrants in Philadelphia, Chomsky developed an early interest in anarchism from alternative bookstores in New York City. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania. During his postgraduate work in the Harvard Society of Fellows, Chomsky developed the theory of transformational grammar for which he earned his doctorate in 1955. That year he began teaching at MIT, and in 1957 emerged as a significant figure in linguistics with his landmark work Syntactic Structures, which played a major role in remodeling the study of language. From 1958 to 1959 Chomsky was a National Science Foundation fellow at the Institute for Advanc... ()
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American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, and political activist. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chomsky is well known in the academic and scientific community as one of the fathers of modern linguistics. Since the 1960s, he has become known more widely as a political dissident and an anarchist.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | History | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Noam Chomsky

Orwell Award Guggenheim Fellowship Franklin Institute Awards Helmholtz Medal Thomas Merton Award Sretenje Order James Joyce Award Erich Fromm Prize William James Fellow Award 2x Albertus-Magnus Professorate Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Psychology Honorary Doctor of The University of St Andrews Honorary Doctor of Columbia University Honorary Doctor of Harvard University Honorary Doctor of The University of Cambridge Honorary Doctor of The University of Uppsala Honorary Doctor of The University of Bologna Honorary Doctorate of The Vrije Universiteit Brussel Honorary Doctor of The University of Athens Honorary Doctorate From University of Toronto Kyoto Prize Fellow of The Cognitive Science Society Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada Fellow of The Linguistic Society of America Honorary Doctorate of University of Buenos Aires Honorary Doctor of The Mcgill University Honorary Doctor of The Peking University BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards Honorary Doctorate From The National Autonomous University of Mexico Honorary Doctor of Loyola University Chicago Honorary Doctorate of The Autonomous University of Madrid Honorary Doctor of The University of Chile Associate Member of The Tunisian Academy of Sciences Honorary Doctor of The University of Calcutta Honorary Doctorate From University of Florence Honorary Doctor of Amherst College

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Movies with Noam Chomsky as Actor(66)

as himself2020 The Invisible Class
as himself2019 The Weight of Chains 3
as himself2019 I Am (Not) a Monster
as Himself (archive footage)2018 ¡Las Sandinistas!
as himself2018 The Green Lie
as Himself - Linguist2018 Propaganda: Engineering Consent
as himself2017 Brexitannia
as himself2017 Accidental Anarchist
as himself2017 The World Awaits
2017 PIIGS
as himself2015 The Divide
as himself2015 Best of Enemies
as himself2014 The Weight of Chains 2
as himself2014 We Are Many
as himself2012 Four Horsemen
as himself2011 Ethos
as himself2011 I Am
as himself2010 ReGeneration
as himself2010 Standing Army
as himself2008 Walking with Pasolini
as himself2008 Free for All!
as himself2008 I Need That Record!
as Himself - Author (archive footage)2006 Ever Again
as himself2006 Lake of Fire
as himself2005 The Peace!
as himself2004 Discordia
as himself2003 Stupidity
as himself2003 The Corporation
as himself1999 Zapatista

Movies with Noam Chomsky as Crew(2)

Crew/Thanks2016 Shadow World

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Full Name: Noam Chomsky
Born: Friday, 12/07 1928 (December) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (current age: 92 years + 286 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard University, Central High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oak Lane Day School, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Employer: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member of: German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society of Canada, American Philosophical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Academia Europaea
Spouses (current/former): Carol Chomsky
Children: Aviva Chomsky
Father: William Chomsky
Student of: Zellig S. Harris
Other names for Noam Chomsky (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Avram Noam Chomsky"
Noam Chomsky frequently works together with these people:
Mark Achbar (15x, Crew)
Peter Wintonick (9x, Crew)
Howard Zinn (7x, Actor)
Rick Rowley (6x, Crew)
Boris Malagurski (6x, Crew)
Francis Miquet (6x, Crew)
Michel Gondry (5x, Crew)
Jennifer Senko (5x, Crew)
Jennifer Abbott (5x, Crew)
Michael Moore (4x, Actor)
Tony Kaye (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:164232, Added: 07/06/2018, Last updated: 09/08/2021