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Author Harpham, Geoffrey Galt, 1946- author.

Title Scholarship and freedom / Geoffrey Galt Harpham
Published Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2020
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Contents Introduction: A tropism toward freedom -- Chapter 1. The scholar as problem -- Chapter 2. Conversion and the question of evidence -- Chapter 3. Virgin vision: scholarship and the birth of the new -- Conclusion: Too much freedom?
Summary "Scholarship and Freedom argues that these two very broad concepts must be thought together, with freedom seen as the enabling condition of scholarship and scholarship as the most refined and disciplined form of such fundamental freedoms as inquiry, thought, and expression. The book's three main sections each explore an aspect of scholarship through an examination of the career of a particular scholar: W. E. B. Dubois, who serves here as an example of scholarly character formation; Bernard Lategan, whose extraordinary career illuminates the centrality for the practice of scholarship of the concept of evidence; and Linda Nochlin, whose almost single-handed founding of the discourse of feminist art history illustrates the capacity of scholarship both to destroy and to create"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
Lategan, Bernard C.
Nochlin, Linda.
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963.
Nochlin, Linda.
Intellectual freedom.
Learning and scholarship.
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
Intellectual freedom.
Learning and scholarship.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0674250311