Tag: The Academy

  • Quantity vs. Quality in Academia

    Something that has always interested me, and which is especially interesting as I prepare to embark on an academic career, is the question of what qualifies as a worthwhile, academic endeavor (in terms of published works, which is still the most widely used measure of academic value). That is, how tightly reasoned does an argument […]

  • Thought of the Evening

    It is easier to analyze the thoughts of scholars who wrote in Hebrew and passed away nearly two thousand years ago than to remember the meaning of notes made in 1999, by still-living professors, presumably in English, in the margins of a paper about these same scholars. Not very profound, perhaps, but true…