Tag Archives: academic

The academic marketplace.

Huxley defined an intellectual as “a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.” Huxley knew of what he spoke; he did not say “more interesting than status and money.”

Academic life.

It takes a bit of discipline and a good deal of unprofessionalism to not work on fashionable topics and trendy methods.

David Graeber, “Bullshit Jobs.”

The job of “academic” is precisely what keeps me from the task of thinking.

Academic kool-aid.

Minds can’t digest the stuff, much less live off of it.

Only an argument in the academy.

If you can’t beat them, call them outdated.  

New words for new things.

A neologism should be coined when something new cannot be conveniently described with existing words. The imperatives of marketing and academia make it impossible to follow this simple maxim.