Intellectual Affairs

Intellectual Affairs
February 18, 2009
A new book revisits Manicheaism. Scott McLemee takes a look at the world religion that didn't quite make it.
February 11, 2009
Liberty Hyde Bailey was part Al Gore, part Indiana Jones. Scott McLemee looks into the revival...
February 4, 2009
Ralph Waldo Emerson ... writing instructor? Scott McLemee signs up for a workshop with the sage of Concord.
January 28, 2009
A new book chronicles the aftermath of the MLK assassination. Scott McLemee interviews the author.
January 21, 2009
How to handle the constant pileup of scholarly publications? Scott McLemee takes a look at two alternatives.
January 14, 2009

Wandering around the Lyceum with an entourage, Aristotle would hold forth on his conception of the universe: one in which God is the Unmoved Mover, while all else shuttles between the potential and the actual. Part of what we know about Aristotle’s thought comes via notes from those lectures. (You picture a student scribbling furiously as the philosopher pauses to dislodge a stone from his sandal.)

January 7, 2009

Just before heading to San Francisco for the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, I had a brilliant idea, or so it seemed. Between scholarly panels and face-to-face meetings, I would blog here at Inside Higher Ed. Instead of scribbling notes on a pad and then synthesizing out some kind of continuous text after the fact, this would mean recording the MLA in all its paratactic glory -- perhaps including links to YouTube videos of people saying interesting things in casual discussion after the panels.

December 17, 2008
An author's diaries are where the will to write is forged. Scott McLemee sneaks a guilty peek.
December 10, 2008
Eighty years ago, a prominent black intellectual disappeared from the historical record. Scott McLemee talks to the man who rescued him from oblivion. With a podcast.
December 3, 2008
A new book explores the art of the public grovel. Scott McLemee takes notes.

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