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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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Internet Revolution, attentionalism and slow-thinking, with Alexander Bard and Pierre Bourdieu

[Read as PDF] Introduction Alexander Bard (1961 – ), ”Internet sociologist”, speaks of the Internet as one of the greatest revolutions of mankind. The capitalist system is being replaced by a netocracy. Bard embraces this new world order and exclaims … Continue reading

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A philosopher’s guide to Pierre Bourdieu

Some would perhaps call Pierre Bourdieu more of an anti-philosopher than a philosopher. I want to claim that Bourdieu was a philosopher, and stress Bourdieu’s role within philosophy. It is true that Bourdieu strongly criticized academic philosophy, but Bourdieu also … Continue reading

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On philosophy of communication (draft)

What I will be aiming at here is similar to what an encyclopedia would write on Communication (such as the Wikipedia article here). But there are some important differences. Mainly, the encyclopedia writes an article based on and backed up … 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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Bourdieu vs. “The Total Intellectual”

Originally posted on Anthropology & Publicity:
Guest Author: Kerim Friedman The culture that Europe needs, for itself and the world, and particularly the world’s third estate, will not emerge from the negotiations of experts or the discussions of technocrats. The…

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Bourdieu and academical philosophy

Pierre Bourdieu studied philosophy early in his academic career (wrote his thesis on Leibniz), but later on “converted” into a sociologist when he went to Algeria and undertook empirical sociological research. In a sense Bourdieu was to value the ‘concrete’ … Continue reading

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