28 April 2010
Dear Professor Driscoll, dear Dr. Ahmad, dear Professor House, dear Professor Esche,
I am writing to you to express grave concern about the decision to close down the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Middlesex University. Over the years, this internationally admired Centre has developed into a place of academic excellence, one of the very few in the United Kingdom where the European tradition of Philosophy is taught, and one of the even fewer where it is taught to the very highest standards.
I must appeal to you to reconsider your decision, as I feel that the closure of the Centre would be highly damaging not only to Middlesex itself but also to the reputation of Britain’s university system and even, more generally, to its entire cultural life.
Alex Garcia Düttmann
Professor of Philosophy and Visual Culture
Goldsmiths, University of London