Legislators and Interpreters

Legislators and Interpreters : On Modernity, Post-modernity and Intellectuals

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This book examines the role of intellectuals in modern and post-modern contexts. It argues that as the concept of verity has become increasingly contingent, the role of the intellectual has become interpretive rather than legislative. Bauman assesses the implications of this change for today's culture.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 0745601367
  • 9780745601366

Table of contents

Introduction - intellectuals, from modern legislators to post-modern interpreters; Paul Radin, or the aetiology of intellectuals; les philosophes - the archetype and the utopia; sociogenesis of the power/knowledge syndrome; gamekeepers turned gardeners; educating people; discovery of culture; ideology, or building the world of ideas; the fall of the legislator; the rise of the interpreter; two nations mark two - the seduced, the repressed; conclusions - one too many.
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