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What Does "Academic" Mean?: Two Essays on the Chances of the University Today


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ISBN-13: 9781587319334
Publisher: St. Augustine's Press
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Edition description: 1
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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CONTENTS Introduction by James V. Schall, S.J. WHAT DOES “ACADEMIC” MEAN? I A Western concept Philosophical means theoretical Destruction through being pressed into service “The exclusive property of the gods” The “worker” and the sophist Separation from “the many” II Purity of theory The philosophiser and “the ancients” New rootedness in cult? OPENNESS FOR THE TOTALITY OF THINGS Experiences behind institutions Spirit as receptivity to the totality of the world The role of the sciences Philosophy as the centre of the university Openness to every conceivable aspect Openness to “disputations” Notes Index

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