Organizing Enlightenment: Information Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University (by Chad Wellmon)


Author(s): Chad Wellmon

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish date: 2015-03-11
ISBN-10: 1421416158
ISBN-13: 9781421416151
Language: English
Description:
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 their
disruptive effects on established institutions of knowledge.
Late eighteenth-century Germans, troubled by a massive increase
in the publication and availability of printed material, felt
threatened by a… more…

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