This newspaper argues that it is shortsighted to promote science at the expense of the humanities. The author discusses the priorities of a developmental state and notes that the issue at hand is not the need for scientific research or investment in technological development, but the re-cognition that we are in the process of remaking the university and its research priorities in South Africa. Critical to this rearrangement is the primacy that is given to the idea of the human condition. [24 February 2012]
Still searching for 'the human'
Mail & Guardian Online
Type: Newspaper and Opinion pieces
Year of Publishing: 2012
Keywords: Higher Education, National Research Foundation, Department of Science and Technology, Developmental state, Research priorities