2004年02月01日

Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline

Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline

by Richard A. Posner

[http://print.google.com/print/doc?isbn=067400633X]



\" The depth of knowledge that specialization enables is purchased at the expense of breadth, while the working conditions of the modern university, in particular the principle of academic freedom backed by the tenure contract, make the intellectual\'s career a safe, comfortable one, which can breed aloofness and complacency. These tendencies are furthest advanced in American universities. That may be why so many of the most distinguished academic public intellectuals active in the second half of the twentieth century were foreigners—such as Raymond Aron, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Friedrich Hayek, Leo Strauss, and Amartya Sen—even though American universities achieved ascendancy over foreign universities during this period. But of course they did so in part by hiring refugees, such as Arendt and Strauss, and other foreigners, such as Sen. \"
posted by libertarian at 01:27| Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Richard Posner | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする
この記事へのコメント
コメントを書く
お名前: [必須入力]

メールアドレス:

ホームページアドレス:

コメント: [必須入力]


この記事へのトラックバック