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ERIC Number: EJ996816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
The New Taylorism: Hacking at the Philosophy of the University's End
Goodman, Robin Truth
Policy Futures in Education, v10 n6 p665-673 2012
This article looks at the critical writings of Mark C. Taylor. It suggests that Mark C. Taylor is rewriting a global imaginary devoid of the kind of citizenship that Henry Giroux claims as the basis for public education. Instead, Taylor wants to see the university take shape as profit-generating. According to Taylor, in lieu of learning to take positions in relation to the historical understanding that constitutes them, students are to be fitted into their identities as technology-users, directing their knowledge acquisition towards fulfilling contemporary corporate demand. This article places Taylor's op-ed positions on universities in the context of his writings in his fields of specialization, philosophy and religion, to show how he has manipulated the key terms of critical theory against critical theory's emphasis on critique and citizenship. Taylor twists the ideas of Kant, Kierkegaard, Hegel, and the Frankfurt School to show how the market must be thought of as God. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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