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What Are We Doing Here?


From: The Elective Mind


The introduction lays out the intent of the book, a long essay reflecting on the value of elective courses in university, specifically philosophy, as an opportunity for shared, social learning and growth for its own sake, rather than for the commodification of higher education, through the authors own story of her journey to value learning and reading.



Réal Fillion

Réal Fillion has taught philosophy for almost 30 years and is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sudbury, part of the Laurentian University Federation. He is the author of Multicultural Dynamics and the Ends of History: Exploring Kant, Hegel, and Marx and Foucault and the Indefinite Work of Freedom, both also published by the University of Ottawa Press.