Intellectual Hazard: A Liberal Selection of Quotations
AbstractThis article contains a selection of 97 quotations concerning hazards to intellectual integrity. The quotations are grouped under 16 headings: Lock-in of ideological sensibilities by age 25; Reverence of the powerful and longing for their favor; Unminding important things; Popular sentiments and approval; Escapism; The professional academic pyramid; Groupthink; Privileges of graduation make for cartels and social pyramids; Cynicism and acquiescence; Officialdom validates base thinking; Government force and funding; Pyramids validating one another; The pretense of knowing well enough to manipulate beneficially; Temptation of a governing-set selfhood; Taboo; A cycle of irrelevance and bad judgment.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Econ Journal Watch in its journal Econ Journal Watch.
Volume (Year): 6 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Groupthink; academia; government; power; approval;
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