An Academic Itinerary

By Javier Pérez-Herreras.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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A matrix that trusts in the quest as the best way to achieve the most comprehensive knowledge, a quest which, unavoidably, begins its journey in the room of knowledge that promotes scientific reasoning. Reasoning which, like that of the best Pascal, obsessively reduces, on its own terms, concepts recognizable in the microscope of human knowledge. We know what we see is logically understandable. Students convert their reason, in the room of logic, into scientific reason.
However, the knowledge matrix does not end here. We also know that reason is not capable of recognizing full reality. And students, from the freedom that comes from their human condition, extend their vision beyond Pascal’s magnificent microscopic eyepiece. Thus, the university promotes a second space: the room of ideas.

Keywords: Logical Room/Scientific Reason, Idea Room/Creative Reason, White Room/(Our) Own Reason

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.53-64. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.374MB).

Prof. Javier Pérez-Herreras

Lecturer, Project Department, Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, Navarre, Spain

Javier Perez Herreras (Spain, 1967) is a Doctor in Architecture from the University of Navarre (Architecture 1992, PhD 1999). Between 1996 and 2005, he was a lecturer at the Public University of Navarre as well as a visiting lecturer at other schools and universities. Since the start of his career, Perez Herreras has combined his academic career with his professional work. This academic and professional work is based on persistent research into new concepts of living styles and the new kinds of cities they generate. Some of these research projects include “Houses for Teachers” or the “Umbrella House”, which was selected as one of the ten best works constructed in Spain by the Camuñas Foundation in 2006. He has been awarded prizes for his other projects in several contests; the Parliament of Navarre or the Technological Center for Ericsson in Spain. He has also been been awarded prizes at the Biennials of FAD, Hispalyt, COAVN, Construmat, Veteco and Sedigas. His work has been exhibited at itinerant exhibitions and he has published articles in national and international monographic magazines. He represented Spain at the 8th Biennial of Architecture in Venice. He is also the author of “Cajas de aire”, an essay reflecting on contemporary living styles as viewed from inside a box. He has just published “Ideological: a notebook of equations”, which is a search into the connections between words and architecture and their influence on his creativity and his teaching. He has been Rector of San Jorge University (2005/2009).

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