Professor Noam Chomsky FBA
Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Semantics, Philosophy of Language
MIT Linguistics and Philosophy Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics emeritus
1955 - 2017
Well-being with Noam Chomsky, Marina Warner, AC Grayling, John Kay and Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws
The Responsibility of Intellectuals
Noam Chomsky - Published in 2017 by The New Press
Originally published in the New York Review of Books, Chomsky’s essay eviscerated the “hypocritical moralism of the past” (such as when Woodrow Wilson set out to teach Latin Americans “the art of good government”) and exposed the shameful policies in Vietnam and the role of intellectuals in justifying it.
Global Discontents: Conversations on the Rising Threats to Democracy (The American Empire Project)
Noam Chomsky - Published in 2017 by Metropolitan Books
In wide-ranging discussions with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider “the world we are leaving to our grandchildren”: one imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. If the current system is incapable of dealing with these threats, he argues, it’s up to us to radically change it.
Optimism over Despair: On Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change
Noam Chomsky - Published in 2017 by Haymarket Books
Wide-ranging interviews on war, power, and politics with Noam Chomsky, the world's leading critic of US foreign policy. This volume offers readers a concise and accessible introduction to the ideas of Noam Chomsky, described by the New York Times as arguably the most important intellectual alive.”
Requiem for the American Dream
Noam Chomsky - Published in 2017 by Seven Stories Press
In his first major book on the subject of income inequality, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, cold, patient eye on the economic facts of life. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in America today?
Professor Margaret Boden FBA
Philosophy of mind and creativity; computational psychology; artificial intelligence