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Are Universities Undergoing an Intellectual Revolution?

Maxwell, Nicholas (2009) Are Universities Undergoing an Intellectual Revolution? [Preprint]

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For over 30 years I have argued, in and out of print that, for both intellectual and humanitarian reasons, we urgently need a revolution in the aims and methods of academic inquiry. Now I find the revolution is underway – entirely independent of my own efforts to promote it. But it is happening with agonizing slowness, in a dreadfully muddled and piecemeal way. It urgently needs academics and non-academics to wake up to what is going on – or what needs to go on – to help give direction, coherence and a rationale to this nascent revolution from knowledge to wisdom.


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Maxwell, Nicholas
Additional Information: This article is to be published in the Oxford Magazine, associated with Oxford University.
Keywords: Academic revolution, knowledge, wisdom, the university, rigour, rationality, problems of living, climate change, environmental problems.
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science Policy
Depositing User: Nicholas Maxwell
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2009
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2017 22:32
Item ID: 4706
Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Science Policy
Date: June 2009
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4706

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