The Intellectual

The Intellectual: A Phenomenon in Multidimensional Perspectives
edited by Nikita Basov, Georg F. Simet, Jeroen van Andel, Sechaba Mahlomaholo & Vhonani Netshandama

ISBN:  978-1-84888-027-6

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Georg F. Simet and Nikita Basov

PART I Intellectuals and Ideas

Trashing Truth in Eight Easy Steps: The Decline of Intellectual Commitment and the Importance of  Militant Atheism
Jerrold L. Kachur

A Defence of Philosophy
Carlos David García Mancilla

Theoretical Discourse on the Challenges of  Black Intellectuals in Post-modern America
Tunde Adeleke

Power and Powerlessness of Intellectuals in Turkey: The Debate on ‘Turkishness’ and the Murder of Hrant Dink
Georg F. Simet

Powerlessness, Lamentation and Nostalgia: Discourses of the Post-Soviet Intelligentsia in Modern Latvia
Olga Procevska

PART II The University, Knowledge and the Intellectual

From Distributed Knowledge Creation to Intelligent Knowledge-Creating Systems
Nikita Basov & Anna Shirokanova

Sustainable Empowering Learning Environments: Conversations with Gramsci’s Organic Intellectual
Sechaba Mahlomaholo & Vhonani Netshandama

The Return of the Democratic Intellect?
Jim Moir

From Academic to Customer: the Paradox of Post-Modern Higher Education
Jeroen van Andel

The Role of Community Engagement in Higher Education: Focus On the Discourse Relating To Knowledge Development
Vhonani Netshandama & Sechaba Mahlomaholo

PART III The Intellectual and the Cultural Turn

The Role of the Intellectual: Shakespeare’s Exploration of Contemplative Life vs. Active Life in ‘The Tempest’
Unhae Langis

Three Centuries before the Cultural Turn; or, the Critic on the Print Market in Early Eighteenth-Century England
Michelle Syba

The Last Epic Storyteller and his Fictional Rewriting in People’s Republic of China
Kenny K. K. NG

‘Imagining the Unimaginable’: The Importance of Storytelling for J.M. Coetzee’s Intellectual Practice
Claire Heaney

Intellectual in the Field of Contemporary Art
Oleksandra Nenko

Notes on Contributors