In contemplating bringing forth a transformed context for academia, it's critical Zen to recognize the following:
You don't bring forth a transformed context for academia in order to change the world. That's a contradiction in terms (it's more than that actually: with regard to transformation, it's being unclear on the concept). Bringing forth a transformed context for academia in order to change the world is incompatible with transformation. The world, as we know, keeps on turning out out the way it turns out, which is as it's done throughout the millennia since time began.
Rather, you bring forth a transformed context for academia in order to bring forth a transformed context for academia.
Gee! I hope you get that. That's power, that's transformation, and it's also leverage (ie it's how you gain traction).
It's also the critical Zen (but be careful: its "in order to in order to" will drive you crazy if you try to figure it out).
|1)||"It's completely impossible. Don't waste my time."|
|2)||"It's possible but it's not worth doing."|
|3)||"I said it was a good idea all along."|
In the now scholarly discourse with and about Werner's paper which, by the way, is also posted online by Capitalism and Society, there are academics who eruditely refute some of Werner's premises, and explain at length why they refute them, and there are others who laud (aka agree with) Werner's premises, and who also explain why.
Listen: the thing about being in scholarly discourse is this: some academics may refute your premises, and others may agree with them. But even if the majority of academics agreed with Werner's premises, it would still not be indicative of Werner's breakthrough in his work with academia.
What's indicative of Werner's breakthrough in his work with academia, is it's now published by Columbia University, a respected academic institution, as approved reference material, regardless of whether the ensuing scholarly discourse with and about his premises, disagrees with or agrees with them (because here's the thing: disagreeing with premises and / or agreeing with premises, is the very milieu of scholarly discourse itself).
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