I heard in a philosophy of the mind lecture that Skinner's behaviorism went out of favor in the 50s mainly due to Chomsky's critique of Skinner's behaviorist account of language acquisition.
When I looked further into the question, it seemed that Chomsky's reply to Skinner is based on a theory of universal grammar, based in turn on a concept of innate ideas. Innate ideas as a concept have been discredited as far back as Kant.
- If Chomsky had to resort to something even more outdated than behaviorism, how is he considered to have decisively refuted Skinner?
- Are there any more recent arguments against Skinner's theory of language acquisition?