My new post which made some people hit the roof. It basically says: if your only interest is to buttress your CV & move from one campus to another, your limited life experience is likely to be a handicap in social science research. "Non-exemplary lives"
My today's post: "Non-exemplary lives" Do we need exemplary lives for greatness in social sciences?
Can people who had lived boring lives, mostly in 1 or 2 countries, knowing at most 2 languages, having read only the literature in 1 language, having travelled only from 1 campus to another, have crucial things to say in Social Sciences? - by
Can "well-behaved individuals in orderly & rich societies... really produce breakthroughs in social sciences. Or will their lessons remain circumscribed to orderly and rich societies only & to orderly and boring people?" From ht
Can you have a boring life and be a first-rate social scientist? A new post is always something to celebrate
“if our life is a CV (orderly and boring), can we understand human choices and human nature—a precondition for being a great social scientist?” Great post by Non-exemplary lives
⁩ asks: can you have a boring live and be a first-rate social scientist? ... orderly and boring lives are a privilege of rich societies he argues. Read this!!
It reminded me, though in a different context, of the recent post on the difficulty that social scientist academics with 'boring lifes' have to really understand what's going on in the world, and have any meaningful contribution ...
globalinequality: Non-exemplary lives
This, from , is one of the most blinkered, self-satisfied, and embarrassing things I think I've ever read. "How can anybody who doesn't read German, French, and English have anything useful to say about society?" Give me a fucking break.
¡Grande, !: "I was wondering: how can people who had lived such boring lives [...] have meaningful things to say about social sciences with all their fights, corruption, struggles, wars, betrayals and cheating"
My today's post: Non-exemplary lives "will their lessons remain circumscribed to orderly and rich societies only and to orderly and boring people, and not carry over to the rest of the world?"
globalinequality: Non-exemplary lives
Can you have a boring life and be a first-rate social scientist?
"You do not have to lead an interesting life in order to understand how atoms move, but perhaps you do need it to understand what moves humans." My today's post
"Can you have a boring life and be a first-rate social scientist?"