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  1. The Road From “Vocation”: Weber and Veblen on the Purposelessness of Scholarship.Stephen Turner - forthcoming - Journal of Classical Sociology.
    “Science as a Vocation” describes an ideal of scholarship for a vanished world. Images of the past university still color our idea of the university. Weber dispelled illusions about the university of his own time, and pointed to its cruelty and irrationality. Veblen did something similar for the American university of his time, defended a similar ideal, and foresaw the effects of disciplinarization and the quantification of academic life. They both provide insights into the ways in which the autonomy of (...)
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