Just finished reading Gordon Wood’s “Revolutionary Characters”, a study of the role of character and virtue in the founders of the U.S. at the end of the 18th Century. It’s a great read, taken purely for relaxation. I didn’t know much about American history, which was why I bought the book There’s two related points… Continue reading Gordon Wood’s “Revolutionary Characters”
Don’t apply for jobs that only pay you in symbolic capital for your research.
In The Republic, Plato puts the dyad of work and education at the heart of social life. The principal of efficiency in work provides the division of labour, and the question of social renewal turns that division into the question of education. What shall we teach, to what end, and to whom? And for Plato, these… Continue reading Notes for a project on Education
See Missunitwocents on sunk costs and the university lecture. “But we desperately want live lectures to work. We’ve done them for so long now that they seem a part of who we are. And we are tantalised by the mirage of thinking that if only everyone turned up, they would be a far more efficient… Continue reading “Live lectures aren’t working”