Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
July 2, 2008
University presses gathered in Montreal last week to discuss the future. Scott McLemee comes back with a report.
June 25, 2008
A new field of research is emerging, devoted to the study of ignorance. Scott McLemee did not know that.
June 18, 2008
Scott McLemee continues his preview of the publishing season ahead.
June 11, 2008
The longest-running IHE column passes a landmark. Scott McLemee takes stock of an "Internet decade."
June 4, 2008
What are the potential crossover books from university presses in the fall? Scott McLemee begins the survey...
May 28, 2008
Last week, Intellectual Affairs gave the recent cable TV miniseries “Sex: The Revolution” a nod of recognition, however qualified, for its possible educational value. The idea that sex has a history is not, as such, self-evident. The series covers the changes in attitudes and norms between roughly 1950 and 1990 through interviews and archival footage. Most of this flies past at a breakneck speed, alas. The past becomes a hostage of the audience’s presumably diminished attention span.
May 21, 2008
Are cable TV writers cribbing from Foucault? Not exactly. But Scott McLemee is keeping an eye on them anyway.
May 14, 2008
Looking for an affordable word processor that will also help you stay focused? Scott McLemee goes low-tech.
May 7, 2008
How did the life and work of the American philosopher interact? Scott McLemee interviews one of the "new sociologists of ideas"....

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