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A sociology of intellectual life

Over the past 200 years academic life has become a victim of its own success. It has trained people so well and its research has become so socially relevant that it has constantly had to resist economic and political curbs on its spirit of free inquiry. This resistance has often assumed the sort of studied anti- disciplinary stance that characterizes improvisational forms of expression – that unholy alliance of plagiarism and bullshit by which clever academics routinely overreach for the truth.

Sociology of Intellectual Life

09:54 Fri 12 Jun 2009

Professor Steve Fuller talks about his new book - A Sociology of Academic Life.

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Academic authority in a digital age

09:54 Fri 12 Jun 2009

Professor Steve Fuller discusses the nature of academic authority in a digital age.

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Experts, intellectuals and academics

09:53 Fri 12 Jun 2009

What sort of people do we want universities to produce?

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The unholy alliance of bullshit and plagiarism

09:53 Fri 12 Jun 2009

Professor Steve Fuller talks about the 'unholy alliance of bullshit and plagiarism' and whether we need to redefine our conceptions of what a university is.

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Educational Leadership