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The Intellectual

The Intellectual (Paperback)

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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.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesHistory of ideasPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy of mindPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism Publisher: Icon Books Ltd Publication Date: 28/07/2002 ISBN-13: 9781840467215  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Steve Fuller is a trainee multi-media public intellectual. He has written for the New Scientist and The New York Times. By day Fuller is also Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick.

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