Philosopher and Linguist
Noam Chomsky is widely considered to be the founder of modern linguistics, Chomsky is also a political theorist and activist. He is one of the most cited scholars in modern history and one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world. He has commented on almost all topics of global importance, including the perils of war, the urgency of reversing climate change, and dangers to democracy. Chomsky has not only transformed the field of linguistics, having introduced concepts that underlie all human speech, but his work has also influenced fields such as cognitive science, philosophy, psychology, computer science, mathematics, childhood education, and anthropology. He has received numerous awards, including the Orwell Prize, Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences and the Helmholtz Medal.