Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I've never known a time when philosophy was not relevant to contemporary students; over the last few decades we've traveled through emphases on ontology, information, knowledge and creativity, and most recently, ethics. But it's interesting to see this article reflect on an apparently newfound interest in the field, especially as a primary focus in the department at the University of Calgary, where I got my degrees. I still remember in that department a notice posted on the wall warning students they should not expect their studies to lead to employment. What's great was that it attracted professors and students who didn't care about that warning, and focused instead on the work itself, which (IMO) made them rather better candidates for employment.

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