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The Kantian University: Science and Nation Building at Johns Hopkins

Neil Smith

in American Empire

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520230279
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520931527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520230279.003.0009
The Kantian University: Science and Nation Building at Johns Hopkins

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This chapter looks at the Kantian University and its relation to Bowman's work in science and education. It first looks at Bowman's stay at the National Research Council (NRC), where he was eventually offered to become the chair. The next section looks at Bowman's term as the fifth president of John Hopkins University and how Bowman mobilized the university campus for the Second World War, throwing the entire personnel, facilities, and energy into the war effort. This is followed by a discussion of his desire to establish a school of geography and the contradictions of a liberal university.

Keywords: Kant; Kantian University; National Research Council; John Hopkins University; war effort; school of geography; liberal university; contradictions

Chapter.  15194 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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