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PI3. Globalization, knowledge society and the sacrifice of humanistic paideia in the new cosmopolis - Andreas M. Kazamias

PI3. Globalization, knowledge society and the sacrifice of humanistic paideia in the new cosmopolis - Andreas M. Kazamias

PI3. Globalization, knowledge society and the sacrifice of humanistic paideia in the new cosmopolis - Andreas M. Kazamias

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ISBN : 978-9963-2093-0-9
Author : Thomas S. Popkewitz & Catarina Silva Martins
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A hegemonic discourse in today’s world--in what I would call the New Cosmopolis-- appears to A hegemonic discourse in today’s world--in what I would call the New Cosmopolis-- appears to be the global economic crisis, otherwise referred to as the crisis of “neoliberal capitalism” (SeeFinancial Times, 9,10,11/1/2012). Yet, according to certain social scientists, “the crisis is deeper,it is mainly a social and political crisis, a crisis of (social) structures, values and significations” which refer to “the representative polity/political system as it has become crystalized in theWest in the last two centuries”( Economou, 2009:11). To this, we would add that an intrinsic characteristic of the crisis of the “liberal representative democracy” is a “Paideia Crisis”, a crisis of education.

As Martha Nussbaum, an American philosopher and public intellectual, points out in her book with the telling title Notfor Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (2010):“We are in the midst of a crisis of massive proportions and grave global significance. No, I do not mean the global economic crisis that began in 2008…No, I mean a crisis that goes largely unnoticed, like a cancer; a crisis that is likely to be, in the long run, far more damaging to the future of democratic self-government: a world-wide crisis in education” (Nussbaum, 2010, pp.1-2).

Book Author

Andreas M. Kazamias

Publisher

HM Studies

Language

English

Pages

44

Year Published

2018