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By Dieter Berstecher, Jacques Drèze, Gabriel Fragnière, Yves Guyot, Collette Hambye, Ignace Hecquet, Jean Jadot, Jean Ladrière, Nicholas Rouche (auth.)

In instituting its potential reports the eu Cultural Founda­ tion has to some degree long past opposed to culture. before those that have been deeply devoted to the belief of a eu group appeared into the earlier instead of into the long run for bases on which the com­ munity can be built-in. besides the fact that, if we'd like a eu society to turn into a fact it needs to be outfitted at the foundation of shared primary values. the vast majority of courses facing a unified or inte­ grated Europe have previously approved that this starting place warrantly­ ing the soundness of a destiny eu society may be present in sure universal components of the heritage of the eu countries. The futurological reports instituted by means of the eu Cultural Foun­ dation haven't rejected this mode of technique outright. they've got revered the historic framework critical to any futurological venture. however the examine and discussions of the teams operating in the framework of Plan Europe 2000 provide expanding help to the conviction expressed via Gaston Deurinck within the first phrases of his creation to the current examine: "The destiny doesn't exist .. thf> destiny is to be created, and sooner than being created, it has to be conceived, it has to be invented, and eventually willed" ..

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Certain disciplines will no doubt remain outside the influence of mathematics. But methods of formalisation can be useful in all fields, even in philosophy. And if it appears that some aspects of thought escape formalisation, it will allow us to recognise with much more clarity than at present their true nature. 3 Problem of vocational training We spoke above of basic education and specialised education. But in both of these cases it is a question of training in intellectual methods. e. the teaching of a know-how which is no longer related to intellectual research?

They are represented by the "demands" which are made on the university by certain specific groups. The dynamic impetus of these trends is determined by the pressures which these groups are capable of exerting. " The "leaders" have to realise objectives (dictated by those values which are incorporated in our civilisation and which are more or less accepted by the community as a whole) subject to more or less strict constraints. Of these constraints, we shall single out the increase in population and greater longevity, and of the values, equality of stan- 38 Jean Ladriere, Jacques Dreze, Jean Jadot and Nicolas Rouche dards of living, security (in all its forms: health, employment, etc ..

42 Jean Ladriere, Jacques Dreze, Jean J adot and Nicolas Rouche PART IV: AIMS AND PURPOSES OF THE UNIVERSITY 9. AN OPTION Let us return to the initial problem. This is essentially that of determining the specific and original nature of the university and of predicting its evolution. Must we envisage the university in terms of communities or in terms of tasks? But the communities are at present non-existent or, insofar as they exist, they are at least partially opposed to one another. And tasks at present are poorly defined, poorly carried out and partially contradictory.

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