David L. Hildebrand, Ph.D., Philosophy

Article Academics Are Intellectual Entrepreneurs

"Academics Are Intellectual Entrepreneurs" (Peer Review, Spring 2005) Too many have come to view university faculty as “ivory tower” dwellers, isolated from the concerns of ordinary people and insistent on promoting ideological agendas. Some may better understand what academics strive to do not by thinking of classes and books but of “intellectual capital.” Like monetary capital, intellectual capital is the cumulative product of both individual effort and supportive communities. Intellectual capital is the dividend of years of hard work and practical experience that bears fruit by transforming lives and benefiting society. The best academics are “intellectual entrepreneurs." The article may be found online at Peer Review, here (scroll down to bottom).


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