The Resource The End of knowledge in higher education, <edited by> Ronald Barnet and Anne Griffin

The End of knowledge in higher education, <edited by> Ronald Barnet and Anne Griffin

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The End of knowledge in higher education
Title
The End of knowledge in higher education
Statement of responsibility
<edited by> Ronald Barnet and Anne Griffin
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study questions whether it is possible to identify a justified, secure and coherent base for our knowledge of the world and of ourselves. Science no longer enjoys an unquestioned pre-eminence in providing objective knowledge, and the social improvement brought about through rational thought has been recently attacked by postmodernism. Higher education is therefore placed in a precarious position, based as it is on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding. This book explores the various dimensions of this crisis of confidence in science and higher education, showing how thinkers in the various disciplines are reacting to this challenge, and how they are re-evaluating the basis of their forms of enquiry
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Cataloging source
EUE
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barnett, Ronald
  • Griffin, Anne
Series statement
Institute of Education series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Education, Higher
Label
The End of knowledge in higher education, <edited by> Ronald Barnet and Anne Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-186) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Knowledge under Attack: Consumption, Diversity and the Need for Values / Anne Griffin ---- 2. The Crisis of Knowledge and the Massification of Higher Education / Peter Scott --- 3. Is there a Crisis? Does it Matter? / Stephen McNair --- 4. Realism, Postmodernism and Cultural Values / Kate Soper --- 5. Higher Education after Ideology: Whose Crisis? What Knowledge? / John Haldane --- 6. Visions of Embattled Science / Mary Midgley --- 7. Whose Knowledge? Whose Postmodernism? / Anne Seller --- 8. Seductive Texts: Competence, Power and Knowledge in Postmodernity / Robin Usher --- 9. Negotiating Truth: Some Insights from Applied Social Anthropology / Sonia Greger --- 10. The Arts, Postmodern Culture and the Politics of Aesthetic Education / Peter Abbs --- 11. A New University Space: A Dialogue on Argument, Democracy and the University / George Myerson --- 12. Truth, Identity and Community in the University / Nigel Blake --- 13. A Knowledge Strategy for Universities / Ronald Barnett
Control code
UTBGDHE9794-B
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
ix, 192 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The End of knowledge in higher education, <edited by> Ronald Barnet and Anne Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-186) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Knowledge under Attack: Consumption, Diversity and the Need for Values / Anne Griffin ---- 2. The Crisis of Knowledge and the Massification of Higher Education / Peter Scott --- 3. Is there a Crisis? Does it Matter? / Stephen McNair --- 4. Realism, Postmodernism and Cultural Values / Kate Soper --- 5. Higher Education after Ideology: Whose Crisis? What Knowledge? / John Haldane --- 6. Visions of Embattled Science / Mary Midgley --- 7. Whose Knowledge? Whose Postmodernism? / Anne Seller --- 8. Seductive Texts: Competence, Power and Knowledge in Postmodernity / Robin Usher --- 9. Negotiating Truth: Some Insights from Applied Social Anthropology / Sonia Greger --- 10. The Arts, Postmodern Culture and the Politics of Aesthetic Education / Peter Abbs --- 11. A New University Space: A Dialogue on Argument, Democracy and the University / George Myerson --- 12. Truth, Identity and Community in the University / Nigel Blake --- 13. A Knowledge Strategy for Universities / Ronald Barnett
Control code
UTBGDHE9794-B
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
ix, 192 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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