A sociologia da vida intelectual de Steve Fuller

sexta-feira, agosto 28, 2009

The Sociology of Intellectual Life - The Career of the Mind in and Around Academy

Steve Fuller University of Warwick, UK

September 2009 192 pages
SAGE Publications Ltd

The Sociology of Intellectual Life outlines a social theory of knowledge for the 21st century.

With characteristic subtlety and verve, Steve Fuller deals directly with a world in which it is no longer taken for granted that universities and academics are the best places and people to embody the life of the mind. While Fuller defends academic privilege, he takes very seriously the historic divergences between academics and intellectuals, attending especially to the different features of knowledge production that they value.

Key Features

Presents an account of the problematic relationship between postmodernism and the university as an institution.

Addresses the problems facing an academic who wishes also to function as an intellectual.

Offers a critical survey of the emerging fields of social epistemology and the sociology of philosophy.

Discusses the ethics and politics of public intellectual life, especially given its largely improvisational character.

Subject Areas: Social Theory | Philosophy of Social Science | Philosophy of Education