Intellectual freedom

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  • Intellectual Freedom And Censorship In The Library Analysis

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    I read the article, “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship in the Library.” This article was written by Jessica L. Cooper and discussed how librarians are to deal with the issues of intellectual freedom and censorship in libraries while serving in the best interest of their patrons. This article states that with intellectual freedom, individuals have the right to allow their minds to take them wherever to gain understanding, information, and ideas. Libraries are where these individuals can gain such

  • Intellectual Freedom During The 20th Century

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    Intellectual Freedom in the Midst of Physical Bondage In the nineteenth century, mankind was inconsistent in using reason. Although there have been many enlightenment periods throughout the ages, mankind still begets the same mistakes. Racism was a major element in this time of history and it is still affecting the world. Unless the mind is free, the liberation of the body makes little difference. Frederick Douglass knew this all too well as he grew up as a slave. In his Narrative of The Life, he

  • College : Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?

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    feel the reward for overcoming these struggles is intellectual growth. This growth is achieved by challenging themselves, acquiring knowledge in multiple fields, and learning how to become an essential part of society. An effective way for students to achieve intellectual growth is by challenging themselves in several different ways. David Hodge, President of Miami University in Oxford, claims that college is a place for “intellectual collisions” to occur (qtd in “What is”). He emphasizes

  • George Sowell : The Oppression Of IntellectualsRole In Society

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    1. Intellectual is a Western concept with the recognition of distinct identity filled with both positive and negative connotations depending on how one perceives intellectuals. Sowell’s view of intellectuals is a negative view that mocks the occupation of intellectuals. According to Sowell,“intellectuals are people whose end products are intangible ideas, and they are usually judged by whether those ideas sound good to other intellectuals or resonate with the public” (Sowell). He compares the occupation

  • Susan Jacoby Nostalgia

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    plays a large part in the arguments Jacoby presents about problems she has with the world today. Her reliance on nostalgia makes her arguments weak as they rely heavily on an emotional appeal while simultaneously advocating for the use of more intellectual ideas through evidence and reasoning. Jacoby presents strong arguments for limiting screen time and a thorough analysis of the impacts of America’s heavily religious population, but lacks a strong argument for what constitutes important art pieces

  • Social Contribution Of Helen Garner

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    Public intellectuals consider as people who are realised for their works and social contributions not only by academic audiences and readers, but also by the general public. Although the concept of Australian public intellectual and what exactly it means has been the subject of considerable controversy and debate by Tanner (2010), it would be difficult to discount the influence of public intellectuals on society’s opinion. In this essay, the biography, different aspects of the work and social contribution

  • The Causes Of 'Lisa And American Anti-Intellectualism'

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    Skoble explains, the United States has always had a love-hate relationship with intellectuals. While professors and scientists garner a certain level of respect in this country, there is also a significant amount of contempt held for those who reside in the “ivory tower of academia”, presumably away from the practicalities of real life. This shows a disturbing trend of anti-intellectualism, or the opposition to intellectual pursuits and works providing progressive and rational thought. The rise of

  • Christopher Hitchens 's Views On Politics, Culture, Religion, And Literature

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    Christopher Hitchens was a British-American intellectual and writer who was known worldwide for his controversial opinions and provocative forms of expression. His works were published in a number of books and in multitudes of magazines, such as Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Atlantic, just to name a few. However, a large portion of his time was spent actively expressing his opinions in televised debates, public forums, and university speeches. His interest in political science after graduating from

  • Hidden Intellectualism : Beyond The Books

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    Graff, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, would argue this is not the case at all and that it is in fact, the complete opposite. In his piece, “Hidden Intellectualism”, he rejects the common misconception that book smarts enhance intellectual processes moreso than street smarts through both critical analysis of the topic and the use of various writing techniques. Graff opens “Hidden Intellectualism” by presenting one of the piece’s three major points of focus. He states, “What doesn’t

  • Hidden Intellectualism, By Gerald Graff

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    quite an intellectual over time. Using a topic that interests a student is a better way of persuading them to learn, and help them discover they are intelligent in their own way. We should not classify things into different judgmental groups, there is hidden intellectualism amongst every person although we all experience it differently based on past exposures. As has been mentioned, society classifies topics like Plato, Shakespeare, The French Revolution, and nuclear fission intellectual. By the