Towards a New Research Era

A Global Comparison of Research Distortions

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The book is focused on distorted research and university education in recent decades, and on alternatives for a new research era. It deals with the critique, explanation and normativity of bureaucratically, commercially and ideologically shaped humanities and social sciences. The authors analyse it in a ground-breaking way, putting the West in a global comparison with the non-Western world. Particularly, they pay special attention to Central Europe and the major countries and macro-regions: Latin America, China, Russia, Africa and India. This is an illuminating book for readers interested in philosophy, sociology, global studies, education studies and related disciplines.

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Marek Hrubec, Ph.D. (Charles University, 2001), is a Senior Researcher at the Centre of Global Studies at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. He has published many articles and has edited and authored 25 books, among them Africa in a Multilateral World (with A. Kasanda, 2022).

Emil Višňovský, Ph.D. (Comenius University, 1994), is Full Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, of the Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. He has authored many articles and books, for example Richard Rorty a zrkadlo filozofie ([Richard Rorty and the Mirror of Philosophy], 2015).
This is an illuminating book for all the readers (specialists and graduate and postgraduate students) in the humanities and social sciences, mainly interested in philosophy, sociology, global studies, education studies, political science and related disciplines.
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