Re: Fw: Philosophy in Danger at UNLV
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, John Uebersax <john.uebersax@...> wrote:
>I think we can sum it all up with one word, "corporatization".
> I might be more concerned if I didn't believe that, with university tuition today being criminally high, students are being cheated in any case.
> So UNLV has determined that, in today's 'competitive' environment, philosophy has a lower priority than business or technology classes. Fine. Why not bring back the ancient practice of teaching philosophy in dedicated schools of philosophy?
> It seems that young people are hoodwinked into believing they need a diploma from an "accredited" school to get a good job. It's form over substance. A shoddy, accredited college is deemed better than an excellent, unaccredited one. Hence the large public and private universities have a monopoly.