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13th August 2014

What do universities actually do? | John F. Allen’s Blog

Filed under: About universities — John Allen @ 10:19 am

What do universities actually do? | John F. Allen's Blog.

In my case, this question is no longer purely of academic interest. And what might “academic interest” actually now mean?

At the boundary of human knowledge, every new idea is a minority idea.

Academic freedom is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

Is there a contrary view?

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  1. […] To conclude, I agree with Zouros that learning science is helpful, equally helpful to learning culture, for anyone who asks: what is the meaning of life? and what is the meaning (purpose) of your (my) life? That is what Universities are for. […]

    Pingback by In search of purpose in a purposeless world | fanismissirlis — 8th November 2014 @ 6:41 am

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