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The philosophy of higher education

Its time has come

The ecological university, entangled with eight ecosystems (Barnett, 2022, p. 240) The emergence of a field It is time, it is the time, for the philosophy of higher education to announce its presence. As far back as the 1970s, there were one or two despatch riders heralding the phrase ‘the philosophy of higher education’ (Brubacher, […]

Full Citation Information:
Barnett, R. (2022). The philosophy of higher education: Its time has come. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-philosophy-of-higher-education/

Ronald Barnett

Ronald Barnett is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, University College London. He is the inaugural President of the Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education Society. His recent books include The Philosophy of Higher Education: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2022)

Slow Academia: Wonder, Wandering, Generosity & Presence in the University

This season of the Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society (PaTHES) webinars explores slow academia. Typically defined in the negative – something other than frenetic, competitive, metricised, anxiety-promoting academia – its advocates are most visible in academic self-help such as Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber’s (2016) The slow professor, and its critics on social media […]