The epistemic responsibilities of the university

In this talk Dr. René van Woudenberg (The University of Amsterdam, Department of Theoretical Philosophy) argues that universities’ first and foremost responsibilities are epistemic in nature, i.e. responsibilities pertaining to the acquisition of knowledge, rational belief, insight, understanding, wisdom. In order to shoulder these responsibilities it is absolutely necessary that certain values be acknowledged—values that especially in the university seem to be under constant attack, thus giving rise to what Professor van Woundenberg calls ‘the university paradox’. This talk presents the paradox, and indicates a solution.

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