Praktykowanie 'Universitas' [Practicing 'Universitas']

Zamojski, Piotr (2015) Praktykowanie 'Universitas' [Practicing 'Universitas']. Bliza, 22 (1). pp. 7-12. ISSN 2080 - 6213

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This article is aimed at defending a thesis on the evental essence of the thing we call "university". It is commonly claimed that university is in crisis, which - in a way - seems to be permanent and inevitable. On the other hand university is managed by scholars/academics, and so in the face of its crisis we academics can blame only themselves. The main problem with such a view is that it conceives of university in terms of an institution - and therefore apply to universities, being put under scrutiny of critical analysis, pathological deformations typical for every institution (alienation, bureaucratisation, reification etc.). Therefore we are left with no hope - university is essentially deforming its idea. In relation to that standpoint it is raised that the idea of university has a performative sense: university is something that happens between and with people when they are devoted to studying subject matter, something which makes them equal (equally ignorant).

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Keywords: university, institution, performative idea, crisis, the event of university
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Piotr Zamojski
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 14:44
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 00:15

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