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dignity

by Argos as You as Argos

...ther than ‘probabilise’ (to experiment with knowledge, instead of simply managing it). To be cooperative means to work together in constructive ways, in pursuit of common and ‘uncommon’ goals, in order to cultivate and uphold dignity and mana—to be just and to do justice. Self-consciousness requires that every detail of the university’s operation is not simply a means to an end but embodies and enacts these principles to their fullest. In essence...

...ons and coordinated across them. Where academic unions are not or not-yet viable, cultivate alternative ways of building community and collectivity within the university by reimagining the strike ‘as constituted by moments of dignity and autonomy in everyday acts’ and by developing ways to recognise and support industrial actions. • Invoke the powers of parody, highlighting existing institutional rationales, norms or procedures so as to un...

...ning and his fatalistic attitude to his school’s apparent languishing state. Informed by his teacher John Anderson’s disdain for any form of engineering, it was as if he was quite happy to go down with the ship as long as his dignity and purity of intention remained intact. There were still no strategic annual plans in sight at 'Atenisi. At several moments over the past seven years, it has seemed as if we were recording the end of the school. Yet...

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