[-empyre-] academia-From marc garrett

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    From: "marc"<marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
    Sent: 15/08/04 7:29:41 PM
    To: "soft_skinned_space"<empyre@lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au>
    Subject: Re: [-empyre-] subscription
    Hi aka.leafa and 'Academic' list users,
    I disagree with your notion that, this list needs to be a "place where 
    academic rigour is maintained to a degree". On or in, what terms do you 
    mean academic?
    If feel that 'academia' isolates other people who would wish to be 
    involved in such debates. There is a big difference between intellectual 
    argument and academic argument. Academic argument comes from a place of 
    culturalized reference, high art, high science, or accepted and 
    (supposed) informed knowledge that has been institutionally accepted. 
    This means that if you use an academic argument, you are more likely to 
    be agreed with by those who value such structures and theories. Because 
    they instantly understand the triggers, signifiers being inferred. Thus, 
    an immediate rapport occurs, a kind of mental handshake and recognition 
    that one has equally gone through the same learning processes. This is 
    of course a positive experience for those who wish to have their so 
    called educational references re-affirmed, but it serves no solution to 
    solve the issue or crux, that 'Academia' only serves the few.

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