A comparison of Baldwin's and Coates’ public intellectual positions and their works The fire next time and Between the world and me, for a more inclusionary idea of authorship than Barthes’ death of the Author, using Foucault’s author function.
When Famke Louise joined the public sphere with #ikdoenietmeermee, not everyone welcomed her into the debate. According to Hannah Arendt, everyone should be able to "join the table". What is Arendt’s table and who is welcome to sit at it?
The case of Jordan Peterson demonstrates that in today’s public spheres, the figure of the public intellectual is not necessarily free from ulterior motives in filtering information for the general public.
In the democratization paradigm the focus is on the question to what extent media institutions are free from state intervention. In this column, Mingyi Hou questions the usefulness of this paradigm to explain why Chinese public intellectuals seem to be disappearing.
The Berlin Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque opened in the summer of 2017. The intention of its feminist leader, Seyran Ates, is to create an atmosphere for a peaceful and democratic Islam. Odile Heynders praises Ates as an excellent public intellectual.
Dit essay zet uiteen of Banksy beschouwd kan worden als publieke intellectueel en gebruikt een literatuurstudie om de casus Banksy te analyseren. Ook wordt er ook gekeken naar de retorische kwaliteiten van de kunstenaar.