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      Commercial influences on the pursuit of wisdom

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      London Review of Education
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            This essay examines the effects of commercialization on education with particular focus on corporatization of academic research. This trend results from a business model of education, which I identify as profit-based inquiry. I contrast profit-based inquiry with Nicholas Maxwell's conception of wisdom-based inquiry and conclude that the business model fails to achieve enduring value and results in a promotional or ideological emphasis rather than one that stresses the importance of critical rationalism. In order to make my case for this failure, I focus attention on the current state of commercialization in research of medicines.

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            10430
            London Review of Education
            IOE Press
            1474-8460
            01 July 2007
            : 5
            : 2
            : 131-142
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            1474-8460(20070701)5:2L.131;1- s4.phd /ioep/clre/2007/00000005/00000002/art00004
            10.1080/14748460701440665
            e74e78c2-f67d-4d1d-8b2e-5d1d253699fc
            Copyright @ 2007
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            Education,Assessment, Evaluation & Research methods,Educational research & Statistics,General education

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