Greeks – generalists
Romans – specialists (notable exceptions: Varro, Cicero and a few others)
Scholastics – specialists
Renaissance – generalists
Enlightenment – generalists
Industrial period – specialists
Post-industrial period – generalists (?)
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Here is the talk I gave as one of the keynotes at the ‘Arts and Sciences for Global Leaders’ event at Hitotsubashi University in Japan in November, 2014.
An eminent British colleague said to me that although he enjoyed the piece, there was nothing really in it to disagree with and therefore he wondered if it could serve as part of any real debate. All comments and disagreements are therefore...
I first heard this phrase from Philip Sheldrake – though he told me it was from somewhere else originally. Basically it means writing (and, I guess, saying) much that we might previously have done privately – thoughts for the genesis for a paper, notes on methods of research, business ideas, drafts of essays, problems with block or progressing in our research – in public, on a blog or...