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WHAT DOES ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Anti-intellectualism is hostility towards and mistrust of intellect, intellectuals, and intellectual pursuits, usually expressed as the derision of education, philosophy, literature, art, and science, as impractical and contemptible. Alternatively, self-described intellectuals who are alleged to fail to adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship may be described as anti-intellectuals although pseudo-intellectualism is a more commonly, and perhaps more accurately, used description for this phenomenon. In public discourse, anti-intellectuals are usually perceived and publicly present themselves as champions of the common folk—populists against political elitism and academic elitism—proposing that the educated are a social class detached from the everyday concerns of the majority, and that they dominate political discourse and higher education. Because "anti-intellectual" can be pejorative, defining specific cases of anti-intellectualism can be troublesome; one can object to specific facets of intellectualism or the application thereof without being dismissive of intellectual pursuits in general.
The translations of anti-intellectualism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «anti-intellectualism» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «anti-intellectualism» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «anti-intellectualism» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about anti-intellectualism
QUOTES WITH «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM»
Famous quotes and sentences with the word anti-intellectualism.
Systematic philosophical and practical anti-intellectualism such as we are witnessing appears to be something truly novel in the history of human culture.
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM»
Discover the use of anti-intellectualism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to anti-intellectualism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life was awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction.
Richard Hofstadter, 2012
Anti-intellectualism in American media: magazines & higher ...
In this book, Dane S. Claussen argues that the news media have fed vocationalism and self-doubt in higher education, and anti-intellectualism throughout American culture.
Dane S. Claussen, 2004
The Anti-Intellectual Presidency : The Decline of ...
I extract these justifications from interviews from the speechwriters reported in
chapter 3, who may admittedly resist the notion that their rationales constitute
justifications of anti-intellectualism. But this is exactly what the tyranny of small ...
Elvin T. Lim Assistant Professor of Government Wesleyan University, 2008
Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work
Anti-intellectualism. and. the. peculiarities. of. British. social. work. education.
Chris. Jones. This chapter seeks to shed some light on the peculiarities of British
social-work education. I use the term 'peculiarities' deliberately because it is now
Nigel Parton, 1996
The Dynamic Individualism of William James
This claim goes beyond empiricism to anti-intellectualism. If intellectualism holds
that percepts are secondary in importance to concepts, antiintellectualism, in
opposing this view, can be described as having a weaker and a stronger form.
James O. Pawelski, 2012
The Age of American Unreason
Sparing neither the right nor the left, Jacoby asserts that Americans today have embraced a universe of “junk thought” that makes almost no effort to separate fact from opinion. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Susan Jacoby, 2008
Faith Possesses Understanding: A Suggestion for a New ...
PERIODICALLY in the history of philosophy there occurs the strange
phenomenon of the upsurge of anti-intellectualism and a serious concern for
developing trends which are anti-metaphysical and even anti-philosophical. The
passion for ...
Jehangir Nasserwanji Chubb, 1983
The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of ...
Ch'an, for all its surface anti-intellectualism, arose from a high level of intellectual
reflexivity as well. The two reflexivities merged without difficulty because the level
of vision was much the same. The Ch'an (Zen) Revolution Ch'an originally ...
Randall Collins, 2009
Coming to Terms with Democracy: Federalist Intellectuals and ...
There was more than a hint of anti-intellectualism in the Great Awakening of 1740
, and for many, Thomas Jefferson's philosophical bent was more a political
liability than an expression of presidential fitness. Nor has the intellectual's story
Marshall Foletta, 2001
Constructing Knowledges: The Politics of Theory-Building and ...
Anti-Intellectualism. and. the. Battle. Within. This attack on the "activity of
theorizing," arguing that theorizing is an activity people engage in as a kind of
clouded state of thinking that is not in touch with reality, has also found its way
into rhetoric ...
Sidney I. Dobrin, 1997
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term anti-intellectualism is used in the context of the following news items.
Smart-shaming and our Pinoy culture of anti-intellectualism
Or simply put: why does there seem to be a culture of anti-intellectualism in the Philippines? (But don't take my word for it! See here, here, and ... «GMA News, Jul 15»
The GOP's pathetic crybaby agenda: Trump, Scalia and the whiny …
... on the left but would howl were anyone to imply that it helped spawn Dylann Roof — or that its anti-intellectualism led any young man to forgo ... «Salon, Jul 15»
Ken Hare In Depth: Leaders who forged nation risked everything
The anti-intellectualism we too often see today was around, I'm sure, but few claimed it as a virtue. But it was not just their brains that would set ... «FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com, Jul 15»
Self-hating Jews are not necessarily leftists
Israel-bashing leftists are the usual suspects for charges of Jewish self-hatred. But the anti-intellectualism of the Israeli right also resonates with ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
Arts: Anti- intellectualism the cause of our ills?
In his prize-winning 1964 book “Anti-Intellectualism in American History,” famed historian Richard Hofstadter said that in modern American ... «Waco Tribune-Herald, Jul 15»
UCL has one rule for hate preachers and another for Tim Hunt by …
Anti-intellectualism holds sway, and language and truth are the victims. Something has gone very wrong within our universities. Notice that ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti …
The Bookmonger with John J. Miller Ep. 29: The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism. Bookmonger. «Ricochet.com, Jun 15»
TYBG: Lil B's Ascension From Internet Oddity To Rap Game Buddha
Is it dumb, ridiculous and adding to anti-intellectualism in Hip Hop? Hard to say when Lil B's also found himself giving hour long lectures at ... «HipHopDX, Jun 15»
The Rising Anti-Intellectualism in China: Part I
Their sudden rise to fame epitomizes the rise of anti-intellectualism in China. Defined as hostility towards intellectuals and intellectual pursuits, ... «Council on Foreign Relations, Jun 15»
The Real Issue Behind the SCOTUS Decision and Conservative …
They perceive themselves as holding to the TRUTH but we all know they have bought a lie, a deception, an anti-intellectualism which has ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
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