Science, Society and the university: a paradox of values
Perry, B 2006, 'Science, Society and the university: a paradox of values' , Social Epistemology, 20 (3-4) , pp. 210-219.Full text not available from this repository.
The existence of conflicting messages on the role and status of the university is linked to a wider paradox of values about science in society. Value is attributed to science and assumed by the university in the context of the move to knowledge-based economies and societies, yet this has not been accompanied by a systematic and balanced debate about the values that should underpin socio-economic change. Questions are then raised about both the effectiveness of public policy and the role of universities in society. A reconnection between the application and production of knowledge is needed, as well as the reinsertion of a normative framework for guiding and shaping change within universities. Only under such conditions can a meaningful debate on the roles of universities as places of expectation and spaces for reflection be realized.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BD Speculative Philosophy > BD143 Epistemology. Theory of knowledge
Subjects / Themes > L Education > L Education (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
|Schools:||Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social Epistemology|
|Publisher:||Routledge Taylor Francis|
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||04 Oct 2007 07:47|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 01:23|
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