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ERIC Number: EJ793053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Solitary Soulmates: The Marginalized Role of Intellectuals and Artists within American Higher Education--From an Address to the Newly Invested Members of Emory University Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 11 November 2002
Flannery, James W.
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v3 n3 p317-330 2004
The author makes the case that the role of the intellectual is to effect change, to challenge vested interests that would limit dialogue on matters of grave importance and to function as a public witness-bearer to personal and public forms of truth. He goes on to state, however, that this role cannot be properly fulfilled unless narrow, purely scholastic interests are balanced by humanistic and artistic concerns that address the whole nature of the human being. Education in, through and for the arts is seen as complementary to more traditional modes of higher education. Cultivating one's aesthetic sensibility and emotional intelligence is therefore of particularly vital importance in an age that has placed an inordinate emphasis on work and material reward as distinct from living a creatively rich and rewarding life. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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