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Generational Encounters with Higher Education: The Academic-Student Relationship and the University Experience

Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant, and Anwesa Chatterjee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529209778
eISBN:
9781529209822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529209778.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The 21st century has witnessed significant changes to the structures and policies framing Higher Education. But how do these changes in norms, values, and purpose shape the generation now coming of ... More


 From Scepticism to Platonism: The Concept of Sign in Augustine's Earliest Writings

Phillip Cary

in Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine's Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336498
eISBN:
9780199868629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336498.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

A philosophical concept of signs first turns up in Augustine's early writings as part of a Hellenistic epistemological debate reported by Cicero, an advocate of the scepticism of the Academics. The ... More


Introduction1

Shula Marks

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The contributions to this collection were originally given at a conference held at the British Academy on 3–4 December 2008, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Academic ... More


‘Bending the rules’: South African Refugees in the UK, 1960–1980

Shula Marks

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In this chapter, the author reflects on her long personal association with the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning (SPSL)/Council for Assisting Refugee Academics and many of its South ... More


Afterword to Part I

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This afterword summarizes the main points of Augustine of Hippo's critique of Academic skepticism by focusing on four charges that he levels against it: first, that the Academics are neither happy ... More


Afterword to Part II

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This afterword summarizes the main points of Augustine of Hippo's strategy for vindicating the possibility of knowledge against the Academics' denial of that possibility. Augustine puts forward a ... More


Introduction

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book examines the critique of Academic skepticism fashioned by Augustine of Hippo in the fourth and fifth centuries. Although there is no evidence that he knew anything of the Pyrrhonian ... More


The Error of the Academics

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's attempt to discredit the Academics by seeking to convict them of error. When Augustine goes to convict the Academics of error, he is careful to argue that, ... More


The Apprehensible Truths of Philosophy

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the three things that Augustine of Hippo sets out to do in the monologue of Against the Academics to directly establish the possibility of knowledge. First, Augustine presents ... More


Defense of the Senses

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines resources in Augustine of Hippo's thought for those wishing to counter skeptical attacks on sensation. Despite his unwillingness to countenance sensation as a means of ... More


Introduction: The Emergence of a ‘Graduate Generation’

Jennie Bristow, Sarah Cant, and Anwesa Chatterjee

in Generational Encounters With Higher Education: The Academic–Student Relationship and the University Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529209778
eISBN:
9781529209822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529209778.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter outlines the unique approach taken by this study of the changing academic-student relationship in the context of both massification and the marketisation of British Higher Education. The ... More


‘Experience is the only teacher’: Academic ambassadors interpret ‘mutual understanding’

Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

in Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies: Australia, America and the Fulbright Program

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526128973
eISBN:
9781526142030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Vietnam War posed significant challenges to academics on educational exchange who were expected under the Fulbright program to be ambassadors as well as researchers. The CIA surveillance of the ... More


Augustine and the Academics

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's critique of Academic skepticism by drawing on his narrative of the history of the Academy and the broader development of Platonism. It first considers how ... More


Socrates, the Academics, and the Good Life

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the ideal of the good life that animated Socrates and the extent to which it can be said to have also animated the Academics. It begins with a passage from Apology in which ... More


Happiness, Wisdom, and the Insufficiency of Inquiry

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's rejection of the Socratic ideal of the good life and his belief that wisdom was a type of knowledge necessary to happiness. Augustine was unimpressed with ... More


The Inaction Objection

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines one of Augustine of Hippo's best known and most powerful objections to Academic skepticism: the “Inaction Objection.” It first considers the Academics' response to the Inaction ... More


Inquiry and Belief on Authority

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's advocacy of belief on authority as a legitimate basis of philosophical inquiry and how it put him at odds with the Academics. Augustine's entry into the ... More


The Academic Denial of the Possibility of Knowledge

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's efforts to vindicate the possibility of knowledge as he sought to discredit Academic skepticism. It first considers the debate that took place between the ... More


Platonism and the Apprehensible Truths of Philosophy

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines how Platonism figures in Augustine of Hippo's views on the apprehensible truths of philosophy. It first considers a passage from the monologue of Against the Academics in which ... More


First-Person Truths

Blake D. Dutton

in Augustine and Academic Skepticism: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452932
eISBN:
9781501703553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452932.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Augustine of Hippo's treatment of first-person truths. Augustine recognized the antiskeptical potential of the first-person truths that he identified from his earliest days as a ... More


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