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Intellectual
     

Intellectual

by Steve Fuller
 

Chomsky, Dawkins, Germaine Greer, Martin Amis . . . with regular TV appearances, newspaper columns and cultural commentary, intellectuals are indispensable characters of modern life. But what is an intellectual? What distinguishes them from philosophers, scientists, politicians or entrepreneurs? Why are they happy to be insulted as long as they are not ignored? As

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Chomsky, Dawkins, Germaine Greer, Martin Amis . . . with regular TV appearances, newspaper columns and cultural commentary, intellectuals are indispensable characters of modern life. But what is an intellectual? What distinguishes them from philosophers, scientists, politicians or entrepreneurs? Why are they happy to be insulted as long as they are not ignored? As well as a history of the intellectual from Ancient Greece to post-9/11, Steve Fuller introduces exemplars from the past - Voltaire, Sartre, Norman Mailer and Bertrand Russell - alongside many living examples in this essential guide to intellectual life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840467215
Publisher:
Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.56(d)

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