Noam Chomsky's Epistemic Approach

Chomsky disavows the empiricist concept of the mind being a tabula rasa, a concept that serves as a basis for behavioral science. Instead, his theory develops on the rationalistic approaches of the Continental philosophers in the Cartesian legacy that had a powerful culmination in Kantian epistemology. The mind is not a passive theatre stage on which ideas and sensations make impressions. Instead, it is a powerful and active organizer that has a unique capability for innovation and creation. This human species specific capability is what sets is apart from the animal world. So, obviously it is quite assymetric to turn to the study of animal behavior in order to understand human behavior, especially when it comes to study of creative skills.

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