Scholarly Communication Research Group is an interdisciplinary team that draws on the vast disciplinary backgrounds of its members to investigate the social dynamics occurring in the sector of science and higher education. One of the disciplinary perspectives strongly present in our research is philosophy. Recognizing the challenge of undertheoretization of our field, philosophy serves a double purpose in our investigations. First, by referring to the critical tradition, philosophy helps us to question objectified reality and unravel the deeper processes that impact and structure what both academics and students experience on a daily basis. Second, develop adequate conceptual tools to investigate them in a critical manner, that is exploring inner contradictions within the sector and reflecting on how to transcend them.
Our series of open seminars on the philosophy of higher education draws on this double purpose and offers a space to develop critical perspectives in a collaborative manner. Not only to expose forces at work within the sector but to collectively reimagine science and higher education beyond the contemporary predicament.