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The Resource Think again : contrarian reflections on life, culture, politics, religion, law, and education, Stanley Fish

Think again : contrarian reflections on life, culture, politics, religion, law, and education, Stanley Fish

Label
Think again : contrarian reflections on life, culture, politics, religion, law, and education
Title
Think again
Title remainder
contrarian reflections on life, culture, politics, religion, law, and education
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Fish
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From 1995 to 2013, Stanley Fish's provocative New York Times columns consistently generated passionate discussion and debate. In Think Again, he has assembled almost one hundred of his best columns into a thematically arranged collection with a substantial new introduction that explains his intention in writing these pieces and offers an analysis of why they provoked so much reaction. Some readers reported being frustrated when they couldn't figure out where Fish, one of America's most influential thinkers, stood on the controversies he addressed in the essays--from atheism and affirmative action to plagiarism and postmodernism. But, as Fish says, that is the point. Opinions are cheap; you can get them anywhere. Instead of offering just another set of them, Fish analyzes and dissects the arguments put forth by different sides--in debates over free speech, identity politics, the gun lobby, and other hot-button topics--in order to explain how their arguments work or don't work. In short, these are essays that teach you not what to think but how to think more clearly. Brief and accessible yet challenging, these essays provide all the hard-edged intellectual, cultural, and political analysis one expects from Fish. At the same time, the collection includes a number of revealing and even poignant autobiographical essays in which, as Fish says, "readers will learn about my anxieties, my aspirations, my eccentricities, my foibles, my father, and my obsessions--Frank Sinatra, Ted Williams, basketball, and Jews."--Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fish, Stanley Eugene
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PE64.F57
LC item number
A5 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fish, Stanley Eugene
  • Fish, Stanley Eugene
  • Criticism
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Constitutional history
  • Political culture
  • Religion
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Academic freedom
  • Intellectuals
  • Academic freedom
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Constitutional history
  • Criticism
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Intellectuals
  • Political culture
  • Religion
  • United States
Label
Think again : contrarian reflections on life, culture, politics, religion, law, and education, Stanley Fish
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Articles originally published in the New York Times between 1995 and 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Personal reflections -- Part 2. Aesthetic reflections -- Part 3. Cultural reflections -- Part 4. Reflections on politics -- Part 5. Reflections on the law -- Part 6. Reflections on religion -- Part 7. Reflections on liberal arts education -- Part 8. Reflections on academic freedom
Control code
ocn908084056
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 427 pages
Isbn
9780691167718
Lccn
2015016009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Think again : contrarian reflections on life, culture, politics, religion, law, and education, Stanley Fish
Publication
Note
Articles originally published in the New York Times between 1995 and 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Personal reflections -- Part 2. Aesthetic reflections -- Part 3. Cultural reflections -- Part 4. Reflections on politics -- Part 5. Reflections on the law -- Part 6. Reflections on religion -- Part 7. Reflections on liberal arts education -- Part 8. Reflections on academic freedom
Control code
ocn908084056
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 427 pages
Isbn
9780691167718
Lccn
2015016009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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