Michael Segre's Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge: A Historical PDF

By Michael Segre

ISBN-10: 0415735661

ISBN-13: 9780415735667

ISBN-10: 0815381425

ISBN-13: 9780815381426

This booklet sketches the heritage of upper schooling, in parallel with the improvement of technology. Its objective is to attract awareness to the old tensions among the goals of upper schooling and people of technological know-how, within the wish of contributing to enhancing the modern college. A necessary device in studying those highbrow and social tensions is Karl Popper's philosophy of technology demarcating technological know-how and its social context. Popper defines a society that encourages feedback as "open," and argues convincingly that an open society is the main acceptable one for the expansion of technological know-how. A "closed society," nonetheless, is a tribal and dogmatic society. regardless of being the common domestic of technological know-how at the present time, the collage, as an establishment that's hundreds of thousands of years previous, contains lines of other prior cultural, social, and academic traditions. The publication argues that, most often, the collage used to be, and nonetheless is, a closed society and doesn't serve the simplest pursuits of the advance of technology and of scholars' education.

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