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Title Who's afraid of academic freedom? / edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan R. Cole.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 428 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A brief history of academic freedom / Geoffrey R. Stone -- Truth, balance, and freedom / Akeel Bilgrami -- Academic freedom and its opponents / David Bromwich -- Academic freedom under fire / Jonathan R. Cole -- Knowledge, power, and academic freedom / Joan W. Scott -- Obscurantism and academic freedom / Jon Elster -- What's so special about academic freedom? / Michele Moody-Adams -- Academic freedom and the Constitution / Robert Post -- IRB licensing / Philip Hamburger -- To follow the argument where it leads : an antiquarian view of the aim of academic freedom at the University of Chicago / Richard A. Shweder -- What is academic freedom for? / Robert J. Zimmer -- Academic freedom : some considerations / Matthew Goldstein and Frederick Schaffer -- Academic freedom and the boycott of the Israeli universities / Stanley Fish -- Exercising rights : academic freedom and boycott politics / Judith Butler -- Israel and academic freedom / John Mearsheimer -- Academic freedom and the subservience to power / Noam Chomsky -- Academic freedom : a pilot study of faculty views / Jonathan R. Cole, Stephen Cole, and Christopher C. Weiss.
Summary In these seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience. Their discussion of threats to freedom traverses a wide disciplinary and institutional, political and economic range covering specific restrictions linked to speech codes, the interests of donors, institutional review board licensing, political pressure groups, and government policy as well as phenomena of high generality such as intellectual orthodoxy in which coercion is barely visible and often self-imposed.-- Publisher
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 10, 2015).
Subject Academic freedom -- United States.
Academic freedom -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Teaching, Freedom of -- United States.
Academic freedom. (OCoLC)fst00794987
Academic freedom -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00794990
Teaching, Freedom of. (OCoLC)fst01144649
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Bilgrami, Akeel, 1950- editor.
Cole, Jonathan R., editor.
Added Title Who is afraid of academic freedom
Other Form: Print version: Who's afraid of academic freedom? New York : Columbia University Press, 2015 9780231168809
ISBN 9780231538794 (electronic bk.)
0231538790 (electronic bk.)
1322571406 (electronic bk.)
9781322571409 (electronic bk.)
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