Humanism and Democratic Criticism / Edition 1

Humanism and Democratic Criticism / Edition 1

by Edward W. Said
     
 

By considering the emerging social responsibilities of writers and intellectuals in an ever more interconnected world and pointing out that the canonized thinkers of today were yesterday's revolutionaries, Said makes a persuasive case for humanistic education and a more democratic form of intellectual criticism.

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Overview

By considering the emerging social responsibilities of writers and intellectuals in an ever more interconnected world and pointing out that the canonized thinkers of today were yesterday's revolutionaries, Said makes a persuasive case for humanistic education and a more democratic form of intellectual criticism.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231122641
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2004
Series:
Columbia Themes in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
974,555
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Born in Jerusalem in 1935, Edward W. Said was one of the world's most celebrated, outspoken, and influential public intellectuals until his death on September 24, 2003. He is the author of more than twenty books that have been translated into thirty-six languages, including Beginnings (1975); The Question of Palestine (1979); the internationally acclaimed Orientalism (1979); Covering Islam (1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983); After the Last Sky (1986); Musical Elaborations (1991); Culture and Imperialism (1993); Out of Place: A Memoir (1999); Reflections on Exile and Other Essays (2001); Power, Politics, and Culture (2001); and Freud and the Non-European (2003). He began teaching at Columbia University in 1963 and became University Professor of English and Comparative Literature there in 1992. He was a past president of the Modern Language Association and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Royal Society of Literature, and the American Philosophical Society. Said was the recipient of numerous prizes and distinctions—including twenty honorary doctorates—and he was first U.S. citizen to receive the prestigious Sultan Owais Prize.

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Table of Contents

Humanism's SphereThe Changing Bases of Humanistic Study and PracticeThe Return to PhilologyIntroduction to Erich Auerbach's MimesisThe Public Role of Writers and Intellectuals

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