790Are the humanities paying worse and worse?
- Aug 21, 2012Here's an exchange I had on an AI forum on how tough things are in US
academe - and esp. in the humanities. [Start at the end and work back!] I
wonder whether anyone would like to comment.
>Ben G:Yes, because there are few students who want to study those(humanities) disciplines anymore, as more and more students view
university as practical career preparation rather than mind-broadening
liberal education.... Some universities are even shutting down or
consolidating those departments...
On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:35 PM, Mike Tintner <tintner@...>
> Ah ha.. well philosophy has always been poorly paid - here too. So perhaps
> it's more the humanities and allied disciplines that are paying terribly?
> -----Original Message----- From: Ben Goertzel
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:29 PM
> To: AGI
> Subject: Re: [agi] Hwo tough in US academe?
> US science and engineering academia is doing pretty well, I think.
> US academic disciplines like anthropology and philosophy are doing
> poorly, as this article points out. Whether this is problematic or
> not, depends on your perspective...
> -- Ben G
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 5:55 PM, Mike Tintner <tintner@...>
>> This article published in Al Jazeera - where else? -makes it sound v.
>> The closing of American academia
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