Alexander Filippov1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

The Aporia of Humanitarian Education

2006. No. 4. P. 53–62 [issue contents]
Contemporary humanitarian education is in a controversial situation. Formerly intended to train the highest bureaucracy, it presently comes as the idiom of the elite's cultural selfidentification, and a means to impose the dominant ideology on the public. It is also deemed useful for making strategies of successful life. As it really is, education is, above all, a value in itself, and universities are sole institutions whose mission is to preserve and develop education as such a value. Universities, however, can survive only if they help to find answers to key questions of this life.
Citation: Filippov A. (2006) Aporiya gumanitarnogo obrazovaniya [The Aporia of Humanitarian Education ]. Voprosy obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no4, pp. 53-62.