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Organizing Enlightenment : information overload and the invention of the modern research university

Author: Chad Wellmon
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. ©2015
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"Since its inception, the research university has been the central institution of knowledge in the West. Today, however, its intellectual authority is being challenged on many fronts, above all by radical technological change. Organizing Enlightenment tells the story of how the university emerged in the early nineteenth century at a similarly fraught moment of cultural anxiety about revolutionary technologies and  Read more...
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Wellmon, Chad, 1976-
Organizing Enlightenment
(DLC) 2014018366
(OCoLC)894935825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chad Wellmon
ISBN: 9781421416168 1421416166
OCLC Number: 904697894
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Science as culture --
The fractured empire of erudition --
Encyclopedia from book to practice --
From bibliography to ethics --
Kant's critical technology --
The Enlightenment university and too many books --
The university in the age of print --
Berlin, Humboldt, and the research university --
The disciplinary self and the virtues of the philologist --
Afterword : too many links.
Responsibility: Chad Wellmon.
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