Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Weber on universities

"The result of such a castration of the freedom and disinterestedness of university education, which prevents the development of persons of genuine character, cannot be compensated by the finest institutes, the largest lecture halls, or by ever so many dissertations, prize-winning works and examination successes"

Max Weber, Academic Freedom of the Universities, 1909

It somehow reminds me of this:

"There's plenty of money out there. They print more and more every day. ... Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?" (Grandpa George, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

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