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ERIC Number: EJ924488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
The Deliberate University: Remarks on the "Idea of the University" from a Perspective of Knowledge
Ricken, Norbert
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v26 n5 p481-498 Sep 2007
The current discussion on the role of the (European) universities often starts off with a perspective on the university as a scientific and/or pedagogical institution and consequently runs into a conflict between both logics in which each element is somehow devalued from the other perspective. Therefore, it may be productive to analyse the university from a standpoint in between, a perspective of knowledge as such. In order to conceptualise such a third perspective of knowledge, the history of the European university is reconstructed and interpreted as a process of reflection on the "spiral of knowledge". Before this background the idea of the university is renewed in terms of knowledge and summarised in the idea of a "deliberate university".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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