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At FaultJoyce and the Crisis of the Modern University$
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Sebastian D.G. Knowles

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056920

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056920.001.0001

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At Fault

At Fault

What Joyce Can Teach Us about the Crisis of the Modern University

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At Fault
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Sebastian D.G. Knowles

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056920.003.0002

Chapter 1 argues that the university is in crisis, hamstrung by fear of corporate liability, the loss of due process, and the rise of optics over truth as a university value. The students are the victims of an educational environment that has no tolerance for error. The modern university is “At Fault”: at a fault line, where the principles of empathy and understanding are at war with the principles of institutional cowardice.

Keywords:   fault, optics, empathy, university in crisis

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