Writings on Languages, Classics, Patristics, and Theology
Monday, May 10, 2010
How to demotivate research students
Our late capitalist society is geared to monetise everything. How do we determine the social value of things? We pay for it. Follow this logic through: unless someone pays for your studies, your work is considered worthless. Unless you produce something sell-able. Then you've commodified your research. I suspect my work will resist efforts at commodification.