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Intellect and public life : essays on the social history of academic intellectuals in the United States, Thomas Bender

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Intellect and public life : essays on the social history of academic intellectuals in the United States
Title
Intellect and public life
Title remainder
essays on the social history of academic intellectuals in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Bender
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Periodic "crises" in our academic culture remind us that the organization of our intellectual life is a product of history - neither fixed by the logic of social development nor inherent in the nature of knowledge itself. At a time of much unease in academia and among the general public about the relation of intellect to public life, Thomas Bender explores both the nineteenth-century origins and the twentieth-century configurations of academic intellect in the United States. Intellect and Public Life pays special attention to the changing relationship of academic to urban culture. Examining the historical tensions faced by intellectuals who aspired to be at once academics and citizens, Bender traces the growing commitment of intellectuals to professional expertise and autonomy. He finds, as well, a historical pattern of academic withdrawal from the public discussion of matters of general concern. Yet the volume concludes on a hopeful note. With the demise of the classical republican notion of the public, Bender contends, there has emerged a more pluralistic notion of the public that - combined with the revival of interest in pragmatic theories of truth - may offer the possibility of a richer collaboration of democracy and intellect
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bender, Thomas
Dewey number
001.1/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HT690.U6
LC item number
B46 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • Political participation
  • Community development, Urban
  • Urban policy
  • United States
  • Academici
  • Engagement
  • Geestesgeschiedenis
  • Intellectuels
  • Intellectuels
  • Participation politique
  • Développement communautaire urbain
  • Politique urbaine
  • Intellectuels
  • Intellectuels
  • Participation politique
  • Développement communautaire urbain
  • Politique urbaine
Label
Intellect and public life : essays on the social history of academic intellectuals in the United States, Thomas Bender
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-172) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt.1. Nineteenth-Century Origins of Academic Culture -- The Cultures of Intellectual Life: The City and the Professions -- Science and the Culture of America Communities -- The Erosion of Public Culture: Cities, Discourses, and Professional Disciplines -- Pt.2. Twentieth-Century Patterns -- E.R.A Seligman and the Vocation of Social Science -- The Emergence of the New York Intellectuals: Modernism, Cosmopolitanism, and Nationalism -- The Historian and Public Life: Charles A. Beard and the City -- Lionel Trilling and American Culture -- P.3. Conclusions and Reconsiderations -- Academic Knowledge and Political Democracy in the Age of the University -- Epilogue
Control code
25629471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 179 pages
Isbn
9780801844331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92011393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1469796
Label
Intellect and public life : essays on the social history of academic intellectuals in the United States, Thomas Bender
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-172) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt.1. Nineteenth-Century Origins of Academic Culture -- The Cultures of Intellectual Life: The City and the Professions -- Science and the Culture of America Communities -- The Erosion of Public Culture: Cities, Discourses, and Professional Disciplines -- Pt.2. Twentieth-Century Patterns -- E.R.A Seligman and the Vocation of Social Science -- The Emergence of the New York Intellectuals: Modernism, Cosmopolitanism, and Nationalism -- The Historian and Public Life: Charles A. Beard and the City -- Lionel Trilling and American Culture -- P.3. Conclusions and Reconsiderations -- Academic Knowledge and Political Democracy in the Age of the University -- Epilogue
Control code
25629471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 179 pages
Isbn
9780801844331
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92011393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1469796

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