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    Weber foretold this in 'Science as a Vocation' in 1917, comparing the university system of America (a 'state-capitalist' and 'bureaucratic'... system) compared to the German system, where lecturers weren't paid much, but couldn't be removed, even if their courses had no one attending them - i.e. their worth was measured in more than simply getting loads of students into their courses and lectures, 'crowd pleasing'. Who'd have thought a lecture given by a German intellectual would become strangely relevant to today ey, with higher education simply becoming an economic matter?

    'But inspiration cannot be produced to order. And it has nothing in common with cold calculation... without inspiration... he [the student] will continue to be merely a clerk or technical official'.
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    of course ...should we discuss? or is it a statement? hmmm I'm confused
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    (Original post by R3L4Y)
    of course ...should we discuss? or is it a statement? hmmm I'm confused
    Just something I came across whilst talking with a friend on this matter, so I wanted to share it.
 
 
 
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