The Fate of the Humanities, the Fate of the University

The European Legacy 18 (1):59-73 (2013)
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The aim of this article is to analyze the current crisis of higher education and to propose a new model to counter the threat this crisis poses to the arts and humanities. The crisis of the university is presented through a comparison with two earlier crises: the first occurring in the seventeenth century and the second in the early nineteenth century. I argue that as an institution and a culture the mission of the university is to uphold the value of autonomy, a term I borrow from Cornelius Castoriadis, and to actively cultivate the autonomy of its students and teachers



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The Principle of Reason: The University in the Eyes of its Pupils.Jacques Derrida - 1983 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 10 (1):5-29.
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