The Identity Crisis? Philosophical Questions about the University as a Modern Institution

dc.contributor.authorKwiek, Marek
dc.description.abstractThe university in the form we are familiar with - the modern university - derives from the intellectual work of German philosophers: from Kant and Fichte to Schleiermacher and Humboldt. Being a modem institution, it is relatively new and was bom together with the rise in national aspirations and the rise in the significance of Nation-States in the 19th century.A tacit deal made between power and knowledge, on the one hand, provided scholars with unprecedented institutional possibilities and, on the other, obliged them to support national culture and to help with constituting national subjects - citizens of Nation-States. The alliance between modem knowledge and modern power gave rise to the foundations of the modem institution of the university. Both European, as well as American universities were either founded or transformed on the basis of the project written in 1808 by Wilhelm von Humboldt for the University of Berlin. The place, social function and role of the university as one of the most significant institutions of modernity were clearly determined. But currently, when the project of modernity undergoes radical transformations (toward late-modemity,or even postmodemity), it is no longer known what the exact place of the university in society is, for the society itself gets changed.pl_PL
dc.identifier.citationIn: Zbigniew Drozdowicz / Peter Gerlich / Krzysztof Glass (editors), EUROPÄISIERUNG DER BILDUNGSSYSTEME, ÖSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR MITTELEUROPÄISCHE STUDIEN HUMANIORA Fundacja dla humanistyki WIEN-POZNAŃ 2000, pp. 23-36.pl_PL
dc.subjectmodern universitypl_PL
dc.subjectGerman idea of the universitypl_PL
dc.subjectHumboldtian universitypl_PL
dc.subjectidentity crisispl_PL
dc.subjectGerman philosophypl_PL
dc.subjectnational statepl_PL
dc.subjectwelfare statepl_PL
dc.subjectthe university and the statepl_PL
dc.subjectmodern institutionpl_PL
dc.titleThe Identity Crisis? Philosophical Questions about the University as a Modern Institutionpl_PL


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