Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | September 28, 2010

Brendan Larvor: Manifesto for Higher Education

A great Manifesto from Brendan Larvor, philosopher, polymath, and an expert in history and philosophy of mathematics (see his Academia page). To give some flavour, I list section headings from his document:

  1. We do not teach in an ideological vacuum.
  2. We are not here to give students what they want, but rather what we know to be good for them.
  3. Every model of learning implies a model of humanity, and may be judged by it.
  4. Students do not know what higher education is.
  5. Higher education is education in values.
  6. Classes are the common rite in the cathedral of reason.
  7. The lofty aims intrinsic to higher education are necessary enabling conditions for the utilitarian, economistic aims imposed on it from without.


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