October 12, 2008

One more reading on culture and the way we talk about "intelligence"

Once again, I am in debt to Mike Rose, today for a thoughtful discussion of anti-intellectualism in American life and tensions in the campaign rhetoric this year, rhetorical motifs that rely on a narrow reading of intelligence. If like me, you are highly skeptical of monolithic constructions of intelligence but wince when you come anywhere near Howard Gardner, I highly recommend Rose.

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Posted in The academic life on October 12, 2008 3:35 PM |