Toward a Rational Society

Toward a Rational Society : Student Protest, Science, and Politics

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Universities must transmit technically exploitable knowledge. That is, they must meet an industrial society's need for qualified new generations and at the same time be concerned with the expanded reproduction of education itself. In addition, universities must not only transmit technically exploitable knowledge, but also produce it. This includes both information flowing from research into the channels of industrial utilization, armament, and social welfare, and advisory knowledge that enters into strategies of administration, government, and other decision-making powers, such as private enterprises. Thus, through instruction and research the university is immediately connected with functions of the economic process.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 144 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745693628
  • 9780745693620

Table of contents

Translator's Preface vii Chapter One: The University in a Democracy-Democratization of the University 1 Chapter Two: Student Protest in the Federal Republic of Germany 13 Chapter Three: The Movement in Germany: A Critical Analysis 31 Three Intentions First Justification: The Theory of Imperialism Second Justification: Neoanarchism Third Justification: Cultural Revolution The Actual Results The Source of the Protest Potential What Is to Be Done? Chapter Four: Technical Progress and the Social Life-World 50 Chapter Five: The Scientization of Politics and Public Opinion 62 Chapter Six: Technology and Science as "Ideology" 81 Notes 123 Index 129show more