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When Thought Gets Left Alone: thinking, Recognition and Social Justice

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When Thought Gets Left Alone : thinking, Recognition and Social Justice. / McArthur, Janice Mary.

The Thinking University: A Philosophical Examination of Thought and Higher Education. ed. / Søren S.E Bengtsen; Ronald Barnett. Cham : Springer, 2018. p. 155-166 (Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives ; Vol. 1).

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McArthur, JM 2018, When Thought Gets Left Alone: thinking, Recognition and Social Justice. in SSE Bengtsen & R Barnett (eds), The Thinking University: A Philosophical Examination of Thought and Higher Education. Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives , vol. 1, Springer, Cham, pp. 155-166. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77667-5_11

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McArthur, J. M. (2018). When Thought Gets Left Alone: thinking, Recognition and Social Justice. In S. S. E. Bengtsen, & R. Barnett (Eds.), The Thinking University: A Philosophical Examination of Thought and Higher Education (pp. 155-166). (Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives ; Vol. 1). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77667-5_11

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McArthur JM. When Thought Gets Left Alone: thinking, Recognition and Social Justice. In Bengtsen SSE, Barnett R, editors, The Thinking University: A Philosophical Examination of Thought and Higher Education. Cham: Springer. 2018. p. 155-166. (Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives ). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77667-5_11

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McArthur, Janice Mary. / When Thought Gets Left Alone : thinking, Recognition and Social Justice. The Thinking University: A Philosophical Examination of Thought and Higher Education. editor / Søren S.E Bengtsen ; Ronald Barnett. Cham : Springer, 2018. pp. 155-166 (Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives ).

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