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Thanks for the plug!

2008-07-07T07:29:00.000-04:00

Thanks for the plug!



What I got from the article was more "do your job,...

2008-07-04T09:59:00.000-04:00

What I got from the article was more "do your job, and that job is teaching in a classroom."

I agree about the politics though. He definitely doesn't want us doing exactly what he's doing -- writing a blog for the NY Times, writing a book about the politics of academia, etc.



Reading the Stanley Fish article I'm struck that i...

2008-07-04T08:47:00.000-04:00

Reading the Stanley Fish article I'm struck that it's not quite the thing I expected. I know that he has argued elsewhere that there's no wider social purpose to his subject, but here he is mainly talking about academics preaching politics, not their subject. I can't see anywhere where he says that we shouldn't consider it our job to teach our stuff outside the classroom. What is more annoying is the implication that, because he argues that people should leave to the experts what the experts know about, that academics because of being expert in one thing shouldn't try and make a political contribution. But that too, he seems to shy short of actually saying, at least in what's quoted...