© 2015

Noam Chomsky

  • Alison Edgley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Alison Edgley
      Pages 1-8
  3. Historical Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ronald E. Osborn
      Pages 11-32
    3. Benjamin J. Pauli
      Pages 33-54
  4. Key Works

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Peter Wilkin
      Pages 57-76
    3. Piers Robinson
      Pages 77-96
  5. Themes and Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Alison Edgley
      Pages 99-120
  6. Contemporary Relevance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Milan Rai
      Pages 165-184
  7. Reflections

    1. Alison Edgley
      Pages 185-186
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-196

About this book


Exploring the key debates surrounding human nature, epistemology, the nature of social knowledge, foreign policy, the Propaganda Model, the anarchist tradition and the revolutionary transformation of society, this book reveals and explains the structure and power of Chomsky's work.


Noam Chomsky American Foreign Policy International Relations Media Studies The Propaganda Model Human Nature Critical Realism Realism Anarchism Religion Methodology Steven Pinker Evolutionary Biology Sociobiology Scientific method Social Science foreign policy international relations morality policy revolution social science transformation work

Editors and affiliations

  • Alison Edgley
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesUniversity of NottinghamUK

About the editors

Alison Edgley, Associate Professor of Social Science and Health, University of Nottingham, UK Benjamin J. Pauli, Lecturer, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA James McGilvray, Emeritus Professor, McGill University, Canada Matthew Alford, Associate Teacher, University of Bristol, UK Ronald E. Osborn, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Wellesley College, USA Peter Wilkin, Reader in Sociology and Communications, Brunel University, UK Piers Robinson, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Manchester, UK Milan Rai, award-winning peace activist

Bibliographic information


'This collection presents an admirable account of Chomsky's social and political thought. The individual contributions are of high quality and wide-ranging. I know of no better introduction to Chomsky's continuing relevance.' David McLellan, Emeritus Professor of Political Theory, University of Kent, UK and Fellow of Goldsmith's College, University of London, UK