Know Thyself: Language, Creative Intelligence, and the Fate of the Human Experiment
Noam Chomsky explores questions from philosophy to science; confronting problems from alternative facts and social media to inequality and climate change
Oceanit is honored to host our colleague, Professor Noam Chomsky, and excited to invite you to this virtual event as he explores deep questions on the nature of mind, language, and creativity. Taken together with inequality, the emergence of alternative facts, social media, and climate, he will discuss how this all informs current actions and challenges, as well as the fate of the Human Experiment.
No Limits™ at Oceanit is a speaker series designed to stretch our imaginations and examine how vision and risk stimulate discovery and achievement. We aspire to host the most interesting thinkers in science, engineering, business, and community to share their creative genius and innovative mindsets on problem solving – beyond the limits of traditional thinking.
Regarded as the founder of modern linguistics and philosophy, Dr. Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in modern history, whose more than 100 groundbreaking books have revolutionized our understanding of language and the mind. The impact of his work extends to cognitive neuroscience, evolutionary biology, mathematics, computer science, anthropology, and education.
In parallel, as one of the most influential public intellectuals in the world, his critical analyses of public and private power have inspired many for more than half a century. Dr. Chomsky served as Institute Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1955 to 2017, when he joined the University of Arizona as Laureate Professor of Linguistics and the Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice.