Critique of the Pure University

Proceedings of The 4th International Academic Conference on Research in Social Sciences

Year: 2021


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Critique of the Pure University

Rachid Boutayeb



The philosophical idea of the university, which has shaped thinking about this institute for centuries, seems insufficient, if not uncritical, today in the face of ongoing digitalization and commercialization. The jargon of purity and truth that has characterized this idea from Kant to Derrida is not able to think of the university as a social institution that is a site of social reproduction. This is another reason why a sociological critique of philosophical reason has become a necessity, not only to understand the university and its social role better, but also to clarify the limits of philosophical discourse,

keywords: University, Institution, Leadership principle, Deconstruction, Sociological Critique, Social Reproduction.