The End of Academia? From Cogito Ergo Sum to Consumo Ergo Sum Germany and Malaysia in Comparison

Lim Kim-Hui, Har Wai-Mun


The lack of academic and thinking culture is getting more worried and becomes a major challenge to our academia society this 21st century. Few directions that move academia from cogito ergo sum to consumo ergo sum are actually leading us to “the end of academia”. Those directions are: (1) the death of dialectic; (2) the surrender of culture to technology; (3) the slavery of market-driven education; (4) administrators’ hegemony and the syndrome of pseudo-professors; and (5) the bandwagon culture and wholesale purchase of ISO in education.

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