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“The Role of Intellectuals in the Modern World” by Pierre Bourdieu (excerpt)

Here is an excerpt from the text “Universal Corporatism: The Role of Intellectuals in the Modern World” by Pierre Bourdieu. It will be necessary today to invent forms of organization which would give voice to a great collective intellectual, combining … Continue reading

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Sartre’s “total intellectual” vs. Bourdieu’s “collective intellectual”, and the philosophers role

Pierre Bourdieu argued that it is overestimated what one lone intellectual can do to improve the society, while it is underestimated what many intellectuals can do together. Bourdieu criticized the Sartrean “total intellectual”, and spoke in favor of a “collective … Continue reading

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