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Thinking in Public: Strauss, Levinas, and Arendt. Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
 
Thinking in Public examines what constitutes the public intellectual and the public role of philosophy by comparing three seminal figures of twentieth-century philosophy: Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas, and Hannah Arendt. Each was a German-Jewish émigré and each was a student of Martin Heidegger, who had…

Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair. Bonnie Honig. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.
 
Public Things examines how public practices, space, and objects can form a collective identity in an age of privatization and deregulation. Although she does not define public things, Honig gives examples like public universities, prisons, national parks, roads, the military, government, electrical and power sources, libraries, and radio…

Public Intellectuals in the Global Arena: Professors or Pundits? Michael C. Desch. Notre Dame, Indiana, University of Notre Dame Press, 2016.
 
The present volume on public intellectuals is based on a conference held at the university of Notre Dame in 2013 and includes good scholarly works. The volume begins by an introduction in which some of the basic questions on public…