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Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Intellectuals 2007-8

The digital recording of each lecture, listed in the table below, will be made available on this page.

WEEK

LECTURE

SEMINAR

1 (3 Oct)

Introduction: Is being an academic compatible with being an intellectual?

(8 Oct) Introduction to Wikipedia

2 (10 Oct)

What exactly is the social role of the intellectual?

(15 Oct) Seminar

3 (17 Oct)

Do public intellectuals constitute a profession in which one might be trained?

(22 Oct) Steve takes seminars: Wikipedia update

4 (24 Oct)

The paranoid streak in intellectual life: The temptations of power and money.

(29 Oct) Seminar

5 (31 Oct)

Elisabeth takes lecture: Assessed essay questions and ‘Public Sociology’ lecture

(5 Nov) No seminar

6 (7 Nov)

No lecture

(12 Nov) Seminar

7 (14 Nov)

Are intellectuals just downmarket philosophers? The problem of telling the truth in real time, Part I.

(19 Nov) Seminar

8 (21 Nov)

Are intellectuals just downmarket philosophers?  The problem of telling the truth in real time, Part II

(26 Nov) Seminar

9 (28 Nov)

Is rule by experts inevitable in liberal societies? The modern history of the problem.

(3 Dec)  Seminar

10 (5 Dec)

Is rule by experts inevitable in liberal societies? A recent proposal for scientific citizenship that avoids undue reliance on expertise.

(10 Dec) No seminar: Term over!

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