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9780765808479

The Concept Of A University

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  • ISBN13:

    9780765808479

  • ISBN10:

    0765808471

  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2005-01-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Taking on the challenge of the postmodernists of politics, Minogue argues forcefully and persuasively that the current dominant philosophies of education rest upon a mistake. The Concept of a University traces many confusions imposed by political ideology to a failure to distinguish academic inquiry from other kinds of intellectual activity, such as journalism, religious proselytizing, and high quality propaganda. Minogue holds that where the university lacks a clear sense of the difference between the academic and the pragmatic, its vitality is sapped by conflicting purposes.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition ix
Introduction: Of Heels and Hammers 1(8)
Part One The Problem of Identification
9(94)
The Beginning of Universities
11(20)
Religion and Academic Freedom
31(20)
Lectures, Dons and Undergraduates: Institutional Resilence
51(22)
The Academic and the Practical Worlds
73(30)
Part Two Imitations of the Academic
103(80)
The Battle of Beliefs
105(10)
Journalism: Nutshell Truths for the Breakfast Table
115(25)
The Ideological Imitation: The Dangers of a Little Learning
140(20)
Is the Academic World Itself Ideological?
160(23)
Part Three The Siege of Academe
183(44)
The Doctrine of Social Adaptation
185(20)
The Doctrine of Social Transformation
205(15)
The Secret University
220(7)
Index 227

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