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Intellectual Life in America: A History By Lewis Perry,

  • Title: Intellectual Life in America: A History
  • Author: Lewis Perry
  • ISBN: 9780226661018
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • This historical study of intellectuals asks, for every period, who they were, how important they were, and how they saw themselves in relation to other Americans Lewis Perry considers intellectuals in their varied historical roles as learned gentlemen, as clergymen and public figures, as professionals, as freelance critics, and as a professoriate.Looking at the changing rThis historical study of intellectuals asks, for every period, who they were, how important they were, and how they saw themselves in relation to other Americans Lewis Perry considers intellectuals in their varied historical roles as learned gentlemen, as clergymen and public figures, as professionals, as freelance critics, and as a professoriate.Looking at the changing reputation of the intellect itself, Perry examines many forms of anti intellectualism, showing that some of these were encouraged by intellectuals as surely as by their antagonists This work is interpretative, critical, and highly provocative, and it provides what is all too often missing in the study of intellectuals a sense of historical orientation.
    Intellectual Life in America A History This historical study of intellectuals asks for every period who they were how important they were and how they saw themselves in relation to other Americans Lewis Perry considers intellectuals in

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    1. This book is a BEAST of scope and ambition To attempt a coherent definition of intellectual life in America is one thing, but to track its manifestations from the Puritan to today s university scholar is another Reader be warned The multicultural, religious, commercial, and institutional matrix that reflects our intellectual tradition in America not to mention the disputed histories which serve as foundations for that tradition get only glancing investigations here That said, Lewis Perry intende [...]

    2. Through his survey of American intellectual history from the 17th through the 20th century, Perry attempts to understand the place of intellectuals in a democratic society, with particular concern for the charge of intellectual elitism Perry argues that the current of American intellectualism transformed from that of Enlightenment virtue to that of 19th century culture, a conceptions which was aesthetic than political Democracy caused segmentation and specialization on intellectual interests Re [...]

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