This brief text assists students in understanding Chomsky's philosophy and thinking so they can more fully engage in useful, intelligent class dialogue and improve their understanding of course content. Part of the "Wadsworth Notes Series", (which will eventually consist of approximately 100 titles, each focusing on a single thinker from ancient times to the present), "On Chomsky" is written by a philosopher deeply versed in the philosophy of this key thinker. Like other books in the series, this concise book offers insight into the thinking of a notable philosopher, which should better enable students to engage in reading and to discuss the material in class and on paper.
Morton Winston is a professor of philosophy and chairman of the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies at the College of New Jersey. He teaches classes in bioethics, political philosophy, ethical theory, philosophy of technology, environmental ethics, genocide, and human rights. He has published several books and numerous articles on topics related to human rights, applied ethics, and cognitive science. Professor Winston has received three Fulbright Scholarships, to South Africa, Thailand, and Denmark, and has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Amnesty International.