Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives

The PhD at the End of the World

Provocations for the Doctorate and a Future Contested

Editors: Barnacle, Robyn, Cuthbert, Denise (Eds.)

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  • Brings a refreshing urgency to the question of the purpose of doctoral education
  • Discusses refashioning PhD programs to meet pressing global issues
  • Showcases innovative new models of doctoral education from across the world
  • Brings a range of new voices alongside leading doctoral education scholars
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This book addresses a world-wide audience with reference to a global problem: how the PhD can serve the planet.  It examines the role of the PhD, in and of itself, and, as representative of research, the university and evidence-based knowledge, in relation to global crisis and the future of humanity. As such, it speaks to the scholar, the teacher, the policy-maker and the administrator concerned with the role of higher education’s highest award at a time of great global crisis. The approach is critical in that it offers diverse views on these issues and does not seek to privilege one single school of thought. The collected articles span theoretical reflections on key issues through to case-study examples of how PhDs are being deployed and re-thought to address global issues.

About the authors

Robyn Barnacle is a research education specialist and coordinates professional development programs for higher degrees by research supervisors and candidates. Robyn's research is in the area of higher education and focuses on doctoral education.
Denise Cuthbert is the Dean of the School of Graduate Research at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests are focused in two main areas: adoption, family formation, children and mothers and higher education research with a focus on research education and researcher development.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • The PhD at the End of the World: Provocations for the Doctorate and a Future Contested –Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Barnacle, Robyn (et al.)

  • Is Geo-logy the New Umbrella for All the Sciences? Hints for a Neo-Humboldtian University

    Pages 9-23

    Latour, Bruno

  • STEM PhD Student Preparation in the Eras of Cross-sector Convergence and Global Climate Crisis: An Autobiographical Exploration

    Pages 27-44

    Moravec, Bryan G. (et al.)

  • Operationalising Research: Embedded PhDs in Transdisciplinary, Action Research Projects

    Pages 45-64

    Ramirez-Lovering, Diego (et al.)

  • Postformal Learning for Postnormal Times

    Pages 67-81

    Porter, Susan D.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-62219-0
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The PhD at the End of the World
Book Subtitle
Provocations for the Doctorate and a Future Contested
Editors
  • Robyn Barnacle
  • Denise Cuthbert
Series Title
Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-62219-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-62219-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-62218-3
Series ISSN
2366-2573
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 212
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
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