Bourdieu, a scientist and a politicianCategory : Philosophy, spirituality, psychology Jacques Bouveresse Collection : Banc d'essais Size : 12 x 21 cm/ Paper Cover 192 pages Agone ISBN : 2748900200 / 15 € Release date : Rights available except Spain
Bourdieu would certainly have disturbed this contemporaries somewhat less, had he been satisfied with assuming the role usually assigned to people like him : that of a scientist. This is precisely what he never wanted to do, and strangely enough, he was reproached. He was one of the most prestigious intellectuals of his time and at the same time, in close contact with the most ordinary people. Jacques Bouveresse holds the chair in philosophy of language and knowledge at the College de France.