Friday, 30 April 2010

Save Middlesex University Philosophy Department

And this enemy has not ceased to be victorious.

I imagine that everybody who visits this blog is already aware of the impending closure of the entire philosophy department at Middlesex University, one of the only places you can study modern European philosophy in the UK.

My life has been thoroughly enriched by coming into contact with the amazing work of those who work there, have studied there or have been promoted and disseminated by the department.

It is, quite frankly, an example of the most unbelievably thuggish mindlessness, another example of the ongoing and thorough dismantling of anything and everything that higher education was ever supposed to represent. This is just one of what are likely to be a great many struggles in the near future, as the fallout from the crisis of speculation continues to destroy anything that made culture worthwhile in the first place - what's the point of an undead economy if the culture that is supposed to benefit is itself utterly spent, bankrupt?

Anyway; please go here for the facebook group & sign the petition here. IT, who became a doctor at Middlesex, has links to many of the responses to the situation.

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