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Individualism of academic educators: threats and perspectives


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Philosophical conditions oblige people to think about the ancient pedigree of the humanist category of individualism. The development of views on individualism comes from the philosophy, politics and ethics of the ancient Greek era, followed by the age of enlightenment, which was accompanied by a parallel transformation of humanism also in the subsequent era. From the pedigree and assumptions of individualism on the basis of/in opposition to the sociology of the group and the individual psychology, the derived values and objectives were at the core of the characteristics/properties of academics who affirm their individual existence/behaviour and complete freedom. This is related to the scientific function of the academic educator: independent, separate, distanced from standards, such as customary, original thinking, passionate, creator, university-satisfied work. The humanist psychology and pedeutology of this kind of humanistic understanding of the person and the activities of the academic educator provide the basis for ambivalent expression of his individualism in the ranges between dangers and opportunities/socio-pedagogical perspectives.

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