Scholarly Vices

A Longue Durée History

What are scholarly virtues and vices? Why do scientists cultivate virtues ‘objectivity’ and fight against ‘dogmatism’? Where do these terms come from? Why are they still around? And if we look at contemporary academic life, what are characteristically 21st-century virtues and vices?

This website is related to a NWO-funded research project on ‘Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History’, carried out at Leiden University (2020-2025). It provides background information and team members and projects. Also, it is a space where researchers can share their experiences with virtues and vices characteristic of modern-day academia.

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What are scholarly virtues and vices? Why do scientists cultivate virtues ‘objectivity’ and fight against ‘dogmatism’? Where do these terms come from? Why are they still around? And if we look at contemporary academic life, what are characteristically 21st-century virtues and vices?

This website is related to a NWO-funded research project on ‘Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History’, carried out at Leiden University (2020-2025). It provides background information and team members and projects. Also, it is a space where researchers can share their experiences with virtues and vices characteristic of modern-day academia.

Read more about our team
Read more about the research project

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Auteursfoto Jeroen de Ridder
Groepsdeugden
by Jeroen de Ridder, associate professor of Epistemology and Metaphysics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Op 10 april 2019 om 15.00u ’s middags toonde de Nijmeegse sterrenkundige Heino Falcke vanuit het hoofdkwartier van de European…
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Conspicuous productivity
by Philip Muijtjens, PhD candidate in History of Art at the University of Cambridge No-one will disagree that productivity is a high virtue in academia. One outcome of this, however, is that many a student…
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