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Academic values are the foundation of any institution that deserves the name university

Take truth as an example

…“take seriously the idea that to the extent that we lose a sense of the value of truth, we shall certainly lose something and may well lose everything.” — Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy by Bernard Williams    

 “Truthfulness implies a respect for the truth. This relates to both of the virtues that, I shall claim in the following chapters, are the two basic virtues of truth, which I shall call Accuracy and Sincerity: you do the best you can to acquire true beliefs, and what you say reveals what you believe. The authority of academics must be rooted in their truthfulness in both these respects: they take care, and they do not lie.”  — Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy by Bernard Williams

Psychopaths typically lie not only in their CVs but whenever it suits them better. Their presence is not tenable at a university.

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