On Advantage or Disadvantage of Academic Scholarship for Life

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https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2023-29-2-1

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academic scholarship, academic integrity, academic capitalism, epistemic culture, cultural shock, Ralf Dahrendorf, Niklas Luhmann, life, education, globalization

Abstract

The article with allusions on Nietzsche’s provocation about history lessons proposes an interdisciplinary approach to academic scholarship considered as a special cultural and organizational form of advanced studies aimed at professional development or skill exchange, which have influence on human being in contemporary societies involved in the process of globalization. The theoretical conceptualization of institutionalized forms of scholarships and internships is analyze in connection with its practical representation and economical allocation. Pathological representations of academic scholarship as an end in itself are unveiled as a kind of conspicuous consumptions symbolizing the status position or exclusivity on the borders between academic community and mass-media. The purpose of this article is to explicate some representations of academic scholarship in the contexts of the academic capitalism searching the way of overcoming its utilitarian limitations with universal ethical imperatives. To realize such a purpose, phenomenological reduction is applied in combination with the biographical method. Assumptions made in the article are verified on biographical fragments of curriculum vitae of influential sociologists such as Ralf Dahrendorf and Niklas Luhmann, because the social and professional self-realization and revision of the life-priorities of them was due in many aspects to academic scholarship gained by different ways but with success, especially in the field of educational policy and in the case of establishing democracy in the process of post-totalitarian transformation in Germany. This experience can be useful for Ukraine as well. The phenomenon of the cultural shock and its influence on visiting scholars is explicated. The role of communication between epistemic cultures is emphasized on by overcoming epistemic injustice and establishing academic integrity.

Author Biographies

Maria Kultaieva, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Philosophy; Correspondent member of National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine,

Nadiia Grygorova, H. S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

PhD on Sociology, Postdoctoral student, Department of Philosophy

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Kultaieva, M., & Grygorova, N. (2024). On Advantage or Disadvantage of Academic Scholarship for Life. Filosofiya Osvity. Philosophy of Education, 29(2), 8–26. https://doi.org/10.31874/2309-1606-2023-29-2-1

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