Save Philosophy at Greenwich

Save Philosophy at Greenwich

Recently, a senior staff member at Greenwich University disclosed about a recommendation made to close down the BA Philosophy course with immediate effect which would force the students to give a second thought on the issue.

BA Honors Philosophy program leader Kath Jones explained that this recommendation had to pass the Academic Planning Committee first.

He added that after closing the recruitment to the Philosophy program, the officials at the School of Humanities were informing students enrolled for September 2011 that the course was no longer available.

175 members have registered themselves on a Facebook group – “Save Philosophy at Greenwich” to fight the decision and all these members are also being invited to attend a meeting on April 4.

Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Vice-Chancellor of Robert Gordon University, stated that the idea of a university as an institution containing all the key elements of classical scholarship was not one that could still survive.

In addition, he said, “Fifty years ago you could imagine a perfectly good university with 60 departments covering all the traditional subjects, and with the average number of academics in each department being perhaps eight or nine. That model is no longer viable”.


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