The future role of our universities

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


The work presented is based on and motivated by the observation that the tasks
of our universities seem to be ever more oriented towards serving the needs
of the business world. The free press is sometimes referred to as the fourth
power of state. I will argue that the universities hold a similar role in a modern
democracy - a role that make them critically important and for which they
merit being called the fifth power. Normative thesis: In a modern democratic
society the purpose of the universities cannot be reduced to exclusively
serving the needs of the business world. A critical residual task remains.
Periode4. mar. 2017
Sted for afholdelseDansk Filosofisk Selskab