The Standarization of Writing. Asphyxia of Philosophical Thought in Academia Today


This article addresses the problem of the place of philosophy in higher education today through the analysis of a single issue: the standardization of academic writing and its effects on the practice of philosophy and teaching. From the formal analysis of the academic “paper”, as the unique pattern of production and evaluation of current research, this article evaluates its impact on the relationship between thinking, writing and education. It concludes that standardization of writing in the globally homologated university, leads to a stifling of thought not only in philosophy but in all areas of knowledge. At the same time gives us the key to diagnose and locate, in each of these areas, what are the spaces of the non-negotiable from which we must rethink our relationship with education and thinking inside and outside the university.

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Garcés, M. (2013) The Standarization of Writing. Asphyxia of Philosophical Thought in Academia Today. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 39-46. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31007.

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