A Decade of Grammatical Liberalism

A Decade of Grammatical Liberalism

Date: January 1955
Creator: Guinn, James M.
Description: Against the background of conservatism, liberalism, and counter-reaction among linguists, this study will survey the degrees of liberality shown by the writers of a group of present-day handbooks and grammars toward six disputable issues.
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JAC Audio Interview: Stanley Fish

JAC Audio Interview: Stanley Fish

Date: 1992
Creator: Olson, Gary A.
Description: JAC interview of Stanley Fish discussing writing, philosophy, and rhetoric
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A Study of Some Factors Influencing the Social-Economic-Political Attitudes of College Students

A Study of Some Factors Influencing the Social-Economic-Political Attitudes of College Students

Date: 1942
Creator: Hammett, Lee Seguin
Description: The problem of this thesis is to show the relationship between liberalism, radicalism, conservatism and certain associated factors.
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Letters, Liberty, and the Democratic Age in the Thought of Alexis de Tocqueville

Letters, Liberty, and the Democratic Age in the Thought of Alexis de Tocqueville

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Date: December 2009
Creator: Elliot, Natalie J.
Description: When Alexis de Tocqueville observed the spread of modern democracy across France, England, and the United States, he saw that democracy would give rise to a new state of letters, and that this new state of letters would influence how democratic citizens and statesmen would understand the new political world. As he reflected on this new intellectual sphere, Tocqueville became concerned that democracy would foster changes in language and thought that would stifle concepts and ideas essential to the preservation of intellectual and political liberty. In an effort to direct, refine, and reshape political thought in democracy, Tocqueville undertook a critique of the democratic state of letters, assessing intellectual life and contributing his own ideas and concepts to help citizens and statesmen think more coherently about democratic politics. Here, I analyze Tocqueville's critique and offer an account of his effort to reshape democratic political thought. I show that through his analyses of the role of intellectuals in democratic regimes, the influence of modern science on democratic public life, the intellectual habits that democracy fosters, and the power of literary works for shaping democratic self-understanding, Tocqueville succeeds in reshaping democratic language and thought in a manner that contributes to the preservation ...
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