PI A1 The Public Intellectual.docx - Assignment#1 The Public Intellectual Writing 340 Stephen Mack Ph.D Purpose The primary purpose of this assignment

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Assignment #1 The Public Intellectual Writing 340 Stephen Mack, Ph.D. Purpose: The primary purpose of this assignment is to provide you with an opportunity to engage in a “meta- analytical” critique of the conceptual identity that anchors this course—the “Public Intellectual.” Preparation: Read: Course Book, pp. 2-21 (access through Blackboard) “Wicked Paradox: The Cleric as Public Intellectual.” Stephenmack.com/blog August 14 “Are Public Intellectuals A Thing of the Past?” Stephenmack.com/blog August 14 Background/Assignment: Although this course is focused on the meaning and practices of public intellectual work, the term public intellectual is one not in common use outside intellectual circles. Still, it is one of great concern, even controversy, to those who style themselves as such—and, they would argue, to the public as well. There are, in fact, many questions and controversies that attend the career of a public intellectual. In the two
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