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ERIC Number: EJ812802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Intellectuals, Tertiary Education and Questions of Difference
Roberts, Peter
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v39 n5 p480-493 Sep 2007
In contemplating the roles and responsibilities of intellectuals in the 21st century, the notion of "difference" is significant in at least two senses. First, work on the politics of difference allows us to consider the question "For whom does the intellectual speak?" in a fresh light. Second, we can ask: "To what extent, and in what ways, might our activities as intellectuals make a difference?" Thinkers such as Foucault, Kristeva, Lyotard, and Bauman (among many others) are helpful in addressing these questions. This paper sketches some of the key ideas of these thinkers and assesses their relevance for an understanding of intellectual life in contemporary tertiary education institutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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