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Andrew Benjamin on Democracy and the University

Posted: Thursday 15 Dec 2011
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Professor Andrew Benjamin (Monash University) is the author of many books including most recently Of Jews and Animals (Edinbugh University Press) and Place, Commonality and Judgment: Continental Philosophy and the Ancient Greeks (Continuum). To read his recent essay on ‘Democracy and the University: Notes on Fichte’s “Some Lectures concerning the Scholar’s Vocation’, click here: Democracy_and_the_University

“For democracy to be defined in terms of the necessity for its reinvention and for the university to have a similar determination entails that a defence of the university is nothing other than a defence of reinvention itself. (A definition of that reinvention – a definition that entails the actualization of reinvention – is research.) Standing opposed to reinvention is the identification of the university with an already determined goal – e.g. its subordination to already determined research priorities. Once those priorities have a source that is external to the university then such a set up is itself counterposed to any envisaged democratization of the university.”

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