La Universidad desde una Perspectiva Cosmopolita

Peter Kemp

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to show why the humanities are more necessary than ever as part of the university education in our contemporary cosmopolitan age. We need the humanities if our educational institutions are to overcome the threats from narrow-minded politicians and business people to reduce education in schools and universities to simple instruction in management without guidance from the cultures of the world as expressed in art and literature, knowledge of languages, history and philosophy.  Therefore, I use the theoretical work of Paul Ricœur in just and ethical institutions of education, as a starting point of these arguments. 


Keywords


University, Schools of humanities, Performativity, Plurality, Justice



DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/errs.2011.105

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