Critical Thought In and Beyond the University
A Joint Seminar by the Centre for Critical Thought, University of Kent (CCT) and the Paris Institute for Critical Thinking (PICT)
Universities enjoy a reputation as bastions of critical thinking, privileged spaces in which thought can be produced in the absence of political and economic pressures. However, the neo-liberalization of the university, accompanied by the growing marginalization of the humanities in higher education, challenges this hard-earned reputation. What are the responsibilities of the humanities scholar in this changing environment? Are circumstances comparable across different countries and systems of education? And what kind of role should the humanities and critical thinking education play beyond the university? In this half-day seminar, speakers from the Centre for Critical Thought, University of Kent (CCT) and the Paris Institute for Critical Thinking (PICT) will explore these issues in a series of talks followed by discussion.
The seminar is free and open to the public.
Seating is limited; Please RSVP using the form at the bottom of the page.
Monday, January 28, 9am-1pm
4, rue de Chevreuse
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