Friday, 7 May 2010

free thinking, not fee thinking

"More than 60 internationally renowned academics from across the globe have written to the dean of Middlesex University urging him to reverse the decision to close the philosophy department.
Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, Slavoj Žižek and Noam Chomsky were among those who condemned the decision.
Chomsky said he was "deeply disturbed to learn of the decision" and that he hoped it would be reversed "for the sake of the university, the intellectual life in the UK, and not least the future of this ancient and indispensible discipline worldwide".
Michael Hardt, from Duke University in North Carolina, US, said: "I can think of no other philosophy department in the US, UK, or Australia that rises to the level of Middlesex [in the study of continental philosophy]."
read  the whole article in the guardian,  and sign the petition here . 

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