By Martin L. Davies, Marsha Meskimmon
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Hans Reiss, trans. B. Nisbet, 2nd ed. 240. 240–1. 467. Kant, ‘What is Orientation in Thinking’, in ed. 246. 248–9. cf. 84. Friedrich Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra, in Kritische Studienausgabe, ed. 158. cf. 85; Edgar Morin, La Méthode: 3. 208; Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Le visible et l’invisible, Coll. 212. cf. Morin, La Méthode: 3. ; Morin, La Méthode: 4. Les Idées. 17ff. cf. Paul Ricœur, ‘Prévision économique et choix éthique’, in Histoire et vérité, 3rd ed. 311–12. Cornelius Castoriadis, Les Carrefours du labyrinthe: 4.
For what else are universe–ities but ‘key engines of local economies’? 41 The managers of knowledge-production themselves have changed the purpose of learning. More crucially, they have corrupted the fabric of intellectual culture: its language. They cannot express for themselves the truth of what they perpetrate: they have to resort to euphemism. Commodity-thinking proliferates in ever-new ways. An ecology of knowledge simply recognizes that the capacity for reflection has left the system. Ecological concern for knowledge begins where faith in the knowledge-production system ends.
Papers and a small book emerged. ’ Again, I was sadly mistaken. At the time of writing, all UK universities are preparing for the five-yearly Research Assessment Exercise, where funds are distributed to institutions on the basis of published evidence of the quality of their research. In discussion with colleagues, it has become clear that some of my work – in particular the cross-disciplinary research – may not be considered ‘suitable’ for inclusion as part of the philosophy department submission.