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The Problem of Modern Universities | Simply Philosophy

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In my last post, I showed just some of the problems of the modern university. I also gave a brief mention of why these problems were so bad that the modern university is not functioning anywhere close to its intended purpose. But before we can offer any solutions to a problem, we must first be … Continue reading The Problem of Modern Universities | Simply Philosophy

Problems of Free Speech in the Modern University

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Problems of Free Speech in the Modern University In my last post, I discussed the nature of free speech as it applied to the university. The modern university has several problems in this area. One of these problems is created by hate speech legislation and rules. While we all know that racism and anti-Semitism are … Continue reading Problems of Free Speech in the Modern University

Credentials

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One of the purposes of the modern university is credentialing. Like any purpose, we need to understand whether or not the university is best suited for this kind of job. First, we need to determine what credentialing is, so we know what it requires. Once we know what it requires, we will be able to … Continue reading Credentials

The Science of Sociology | Simply Philosophy

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Sociology uses principles from the higher sciences of philosophy, natural science and psychology. Sociology is the science of artifacts – both material and immaterial. Material artifacts are such things as roads, computers and boats while immaterial artifacts include language, governments and laws. Sociology is distinct from the various productive sciences because the aim of this … Continue reading The Science of Sociology | Simply Philosophy

The Four Purposes of the Modern University

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I have briefly examined the various uses that are made of the modern university. As I said earlier, the modern university has a purpose and that purpose is simply what it is being used for right now. Right now the university has four purposes: it is a credentialing institution, a research institution, an educational institution … Continue reading The Four Purposes of the Modern University