Public Intellectuals in the Global Arena: Professors or Pundits (Hardback)Michael C. Desch (author)
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The first section provides in-depth studies of the role of public intellectuals in a variety of countries or regions, including the United States, Latin America, China, and the Islamic world. The essays in the second section take up the question of why public intellectuals vary so widely across different disciplines. These chapters chronicle changes in the disciplines of philosophy and economics, changes that "have combined to dethrone the former and elevate the latter as the preeminent homes of public intellectuals in the academy." Also included are chapters that consider the evolving roles of the natural scientist, the former diplomat, and the blogger as public intellectuals. The final section provides concluding perspectives about the duties of public intellectuals in the twenty-first century.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm