Academic Barbarism, Universities and Inequality by Michael O'Sullivan

By Michael O'Sullivan

The photo of the college is tarnished: this e-book examines how contemporary philosophies of schooling, new readings of its economics, new applied sciences affecting learn and entry, and modern novelists' representations of college lifestyles all describe an international college that has given up on its promise of better academic equality.

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Owen Jones sees a similar transformation in UK society. Madsen Pirie, the former head of the Heritage Foundation, 36 Academic Barbarism, Universities and Inequality a Republican Study Committee on Capitol Hill, informed Jones that the Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA), a UK think tank set up in the mid-1950s to push “free-market ideas,” was doing an “excellent job of disseminating market ideas, particularly in universities” (25). As Marc Bousquet reminds us: “Late capitalism doesn’t just happen to the university; the university makes late capitalism happen [Bousquet’s emphasis]” (44).

Henry compares it to the first exchanges between “the mother and infant,” to the “acquisition of bodily movements, apprenticeships in all forms,” and to “the phenomena of imitation and intropathy which are at the basis of the individual and social life” (2012, 124). ” One must question whether such a teaching moment is being suffocated by the academic industry’s almost universal adoption of an outcomes based assessment model of education. However, Henry also argues that the transformation that has come to the transmission of knowledge in the age of the knowledge industry not only plays out in terms of practice but also in terms of content.

Henry argues that both of these processes have important repercussions when they become implicated in our understanding of ethics. He argues that sciences of “this genre” invest in a “pure objectivism” that is irrelevant to every instance of moral choice. Society, in its rush to embrace new technologies or new forms of research, rarely considers how they bring new ethics with them; Nicholas Carr argues that “the intellectual ethic of a technology is rarely recognized by its inventors” (45). As Walter J.

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