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Towards a moral university: Horkheimer's commitment to the 'vicissitudes of human fate'

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Towards a moral university : Horkheimer's commitment to the 'vicissitudes of human fate'. / McArthur, Jan.

In: Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, Vol. 1, No. 3, 01.11.2019, p. 131-151.

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McArthur, Jan. / Towards a moral university : Horkheimer's commitment to the 'vicissitudes of human fate'. In: Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education. 2019 ; Vol. 1, No. 3. pp. 131-151.

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