Times Higher EducationBy Amanda Goodall. For a sustained period in the 1960s, Harvard University had to cope with what today would be called a problem of human resources. A member of its philosophy department was noticeably unproductive. Years came. Years went. The arts faculty began to grumble. Their philosophy colleague’s lack of scholarly activity was, they felt, unacceptable in a modern university. The corridor talk grew; early whispers transmuted into a desire for the university to face the fact that this man was now, pretty plainly, a dud. Read more...