Lecture 3 (of 3): When Is Study For?

  • Robert Gibbs, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, and Inaugural Director of the Jackman Humanities Institute (2007-2017), University of Toronto; Visiting Professor in the Department of Philosophy at UBC and in Residence at Green College
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Wednesday, April 3, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    John V. Clyne Lectures at Green College: The Future of University Study—Ideas in Dialogue
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  • Students learn ways of thinking that relate to time differently. This lecture takes up the challenge from critical university studies, one that in part sees students being formed as products suited to a neoliberal economy. As critique, it raises questions about the conditions that make this deformation of education possible and argues that students should be learning how to be critical of society and our current knowledge. This will provoke reflection on three ideas: knowledge, criticism, and inquiry, each of which has a claim on the goal of the university. Knowledge as such points to the past, to what traditions teach and to what is already known. Criticism points to a present in which knowledge is submitted to reflection and questioning. Inquiry is about what we seek to know, but do not yet know. The logic of inquiry will emerge in this lecture as the focal point for students in our research universities, and will ground a proposal for research-intensive undergraduate education and the goal of social exchange research.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
April 3rd, 2019 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Coach House, Green College, UBC
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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