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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - A human(e) "uni-versity" : resisting scientism, technicism, and economism : research article

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Abstract

This article focuses on the issue of dehumanising knowledge-generating procedures in the contemporary university. For this purpose different practical examples are analysed. It is argued that these dehumanising practices are rooted in present-day techno-scientistic elitism that has gone beyond the distinction between good and evil, and has developed into capitalistic pragmatism. Furthermore it is argued that these practices suppress critical reflection and creative alternatives in favour of gainful advantage within paradigmatic limitations. Real post-modern relativism thus does not exist; it is rather the absolutism of the economy and the market that determine the nature of knowledge-building processes.


Hierdie artikel fokus op die vraagstuk van die ontmensliking van kennisontwikkelingsprosedures binne die hedendaagse universiteit. Vir hierdie doel word verskillende praktiese voor-beelde geanaliseer. Daar word aangevoer dat dié ontmensliking gewortel is in die hedendaagse tegnosciëntistiese elitisme, wat die onderskeiding tussen goed en kwaad transendeer en agterlaat en derhalwe ontwikkel het in 'n kapitalistiese pragmatisme. Daar word aangevoer dat hierdie praktyke kritiese nadenke en kreatiewe alternatiewe onderdruk ten gunste van winsgewende voordeel binne paradigmatiese grense. 'n Werklike postmoderne relatiwisme bestaan dus nie; dit is eerder die absolutisme van die ekonomie en die mark wat die aard van kennisgenererende prosesse bepaal.

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