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The Resource Organizing Enlightenment : information overload and the invention of the modern research university, Chad Wellmon

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

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Organizing Enlightenment : information overload and the invention of the modern research university
Title
Organizing Enlightenment
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information overload and the invention of the modern research university
Statement of responsibility
Chad Wellmon
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 veritable "plague" of books that circulated "contagiously" among the reading public. But deep concerns about what counted as authoritative knowledge, not to mention the fear of information overload, also made them uneasy, as they watched universities come under increasing pressure to offer more practical training and to justify their existence in the age of print. German intellectuals were the first to settle on the research university, and its organizing system of intellectual specialization, as the solution to these related problems. Drawing on the history of science, the university, and print, as well as media theory and philosophy, Chad Wellmon explains how the research university and the ethic of disciplinarity it created emerged as the final and most lasting technology of the Enlightenment. Organizing Enlightenment reveals higher education's story as one not only of the production of knowledge but also of the formation of a particular type of person: the disciplinary self. In order to survive, the university would have to institutionalize a new order of knowledge, one that was self-organizing, internally coherent, and embodied in the very character of the modern, critical scholar"--
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1976-
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Wellmon, Chad
Dewey number
378.43
Index
index present
LC call number
LA727
LC item number
.W45 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Education, Higher
  • Research
  • Enlightenment
  • Germany
  • Education, Higher
  • EDUCATION
  • HISTORY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Enlightenment
  • Intellectual life
  • Research
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Germany
  • Aufklärung
  • Universität
  • Wissenschaftler
  • Organisationsentwicklung
  • Buchmarkt
  • Wissensorganisation
  • Deutschland
  • Universitet
  • Högskolan
  • Högskoleutbildning
  • Forskning
  • Upplysningen
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Organizing Enlightenment : information overload and the invention of the modern research university, Chad Wellmon
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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
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904697894
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781421416168
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)904697894
Label
Organizing Enlightenment : information overload and the invention of the modern research university, Chad Wellmon
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
904697894
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421416168
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904697894

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