What fucking good is this article to industry?

Franks, B. (2015) What fucking good is this article to industry? Cahiers de l’ Idiotie(6), pp. 233-249.

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Abstract

This paper aims to describe concepts derived from ‘revolutionary Aristotelianism’ (to borrow Kelvin Knight’s term) – which is the integration of contemporary virtue theory with Marxism – and apply them to an assessment of university policy and practice. It refers largely to UK but also makes reference to the wider neo-liberal educational agendas. The paper draws attention to the instrumentalism (privileging of external goods) of current policies and their historical precursors and contrasts these managerialist strategies with the irreducible, multiple virtues (internal goods) found in co-operative academic practices. The paper shows how these latter, internal goods of education are unavoidably in conflict with, and thus marginalised by, the managerialist approach adopted in contemporary UK universities and it defends tactics that oppose, subvert and transform the neoliberal bureaucratic agenda.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Keywords:Revolutionary Aristotelianism, neo-liberal, virtue theory, University
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Franks, Dr Benjamin
Authors: Franks, B.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
J Political Science > JC Political theory
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Cahiers de l’ Idiotie
Publisher:les Cahiers de l’ idiotie
ISSN:1916-4297

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