Cover: Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline, With a New Preface and Epilogue, from Harvard University PressCover: Public Intellectuals in PAPERBACK

Public Intellectuals

A Study of Decline, With a New Preface and Epilogue

Add to Cart

Product Details


$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674012462

Publication Date: 10/30/2003

Academic Trade

464 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

2 line illustrations, 14 tables


  • Preface, 2003
  • Introduction
  • I. General Theoretical and Empirical Analysis
    • 1. Setting the Stage
    • 2. The Market for Public Intellectuals
    • 3. Care and Insight
    • 4. Prediction and Influence
    • 5. More Public, Less Intellectual
  • II. Genre Studies
    • 6. The Literary Critic as Public Intellectual
    • 7. Political Satire
    • 8. The Jeremiah School
    • 9. The Public Philosopher
    • 10. The Public Intellectual and the Law
  • Conclusion: Improving the Market
  • Epilogue, 2003
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Cover: A Theory of Justice: Original Edition, by John Rawls, from Harvard University Press

John Rawls: Speaking in a Shared Political Language

On the occasion of the anniversary of the publication of A Theory of Justice, Andrius Gališanka, author of John Rawls: The Path to a Theory of Justice, reflects on some of Rawls’s ideas on moral and political reasoning