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Recession-oscopy : can universities be the light at the end?

Mackey, Steve 2012, Recession-oscopy : can universities be the light at the end?, Australian Universities' Review, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 40-43.

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Title Recession-oscopy : can universities be the light at the end?
Author(s) Mackey, Steve
Journal name Australian Universities' Review
Volume number 54
Issue number 2
Start page 40
End page 43
Total pages 4
Publisher National Tertiary Education Union
Place of publication South Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2012-09
ISSN 0818-8068
Keyword(s) philosophy education
Summary This paper paints the philosophical and ethical backdrop to some of the issues raised in Australian Universities’ Review vol. 53, no. 2. It links academic performance pay; the measurement of research output; and the astonishing pay levels of vice chancellors to the present global financial crisis. These are explained as part of a general malaise of institutions, which has its roots in the early Enlightenment. Drawing from semioticians Charles Sanders Peirce and John Deely it uses the terms ideoscopy and cenoscopy to characterise the hijacking of unwarranted scientific status for much of the way our world is managed. But crisis can lead to opportunity. Consequently, the paper points to the glaring opportunity for thinkers who can articulate the present situation in a way which could avert disaster.
Language eng
Field of Research 220202 History and Philosophy of Education
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30048393

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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