Professor Odile Heynders on public intellectuals and the public sphere

Why do we need public intellectuals?

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The Editors
17/10/2018

What exactly are public intellectuals? And why do we need them? Professor Odile Heynders from Tilburg University talks about the history of the public sphere and the value of public intellectuals: "The public sphere is so complicated. There are so many different opinions, sources and forms of information. We need people who can give us in-depth perspectives, or who have thought about certain aspects. We need them to filter out information."

Professor Odile Heynders on public intellectuals and the public sphere

 

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