Revisiting the Classical German Idea of the University (on the Nationalization of a Modern Institution)

dc.contributor.authorKwiek, Marek
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the paper is to provide a philosophical and historical background to current discussions about the changing relationships between the university and the state through revisiting the classical “Humboldtian” model of the university as discussed in classical German philosophy. This historical detour is intended to highlight the cultural rootedness of the modern idea of the university, and its close links to the idea of the modern national state. The paper discusses the idea of the university as it emerges from the philosophy of Wilhelm von Humbold, Johann Gottlieb Fichte and Friedrich Schleiermacher, as well as – in the 20th century – Karl Jaspers and Jürgen Habermas. More detailed questions discussed include the historical pact between the modern university and the modern nation-state, the main principles of the Humboldtian university, the process of the nationalization of European universities, the national aspect of the German idea of culture (Bildung), and the tension between the pursuit of truth and public responsibilities of the modern university. In discussing current and future missions and roles of the institution of the university today, it can be useful to revisit its foundational (modern) German idea. In thinking about its future, it can be constructive to reflect on the evident current tensions between traditional modern expectations of the university and the new expectations intensified by the emergence of knowledge-based societies and market-driven economies. From the perspective of the tensions between old and new tasks of the university, it is useful to look back at the turning point in its history.pl_PL
dc.identifier.citationPolish Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 2. No. 1. 2008 pp. 55-78pl_PL
dc.subjectmodern universitypl_PL
dc.subjectmodern institutionpl_PL
dc.subjectWilhelm von Humboldtpl_PL
dc.subjectGerman idea of the universitypl_PL
dc.subjectHumboldtian universitypl_PL
dc.subjectclassical idea of the universitypl_PL
dc.subjectGerman university modelpl_PL
dc.subjectGottlieb Fichtepl_PL
dc.subjectGerman Idealistspl_PL
dc.subjectFriedrich Schleiermacherpl_PL
dc.subjectKarl Jasperspl_PL
dc.subjectJurgen Habermaspl_PL
dc.subjectthe nation-statepl_PL
dc.subjectnational statepl_PL
dc.subjectsocial pactpl_PL
dc.subjectEuropean universitiespl_PL
dc.subjecthistory of European universitiespl_PL
dc.subjectGerman philosophypl_PL
dc.titleRevisiting the Classical German Idea of the University (on the Nationalization of a Modern Institution)pl_PL


Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Thumbnail Image
425.75 KB
Adobe Portable Document Format
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
1.49 KB
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Biblioteka Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Ministerstwo Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego