Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2014

172 Pages | 3 b/w illustrations

6x9 inches

ISBN: 9780823257041

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The Humanities and Public Life

Edited by Peter Brooks and With Hilary Jewett

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • The great strength of this book, which consists in lectures delivered at Princeton University, is its stellar cast of contributors. Highlights, apart from Brooks himself, include: Judith Butler, Elaine Scarry, Patricia J. Williams, Kwame Anthony Appiah, and Jonathan Lear.
  • Addresses a central question in the academy today: how to articulate the continuing importance and public role of the humanities disciplines.
  • At the core of its defense of the humanities is the importance of close, critical reading.

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