(Menand 1996) The future of academic freedom


Menand, Louis, editor. The future of academic freedom. University of Chicago Press; 1996.

An anthology of nine essays on academic freedom, particularly in relation to political correctness, speech codes, identity politics, and postmodernist philosophical views such as relativism and deconstructionism. Contents:

PART ONE: WHAT DOES ACADEMIC FREEDOM PROTECT?

  • Louis Menand The limits of academic freedom
  • Richard Rorty Does academic freedom have philosophical presuppositions?
  • Thomas L. Haskell Justifying the rights of academic freedom in the era of “power/knowledge”

PART TWO: THE PROBLEM OF HATE SPEECH

  • Cass R. Sunstein Academic freedom and law: liberalism, speech codes, and related problems
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr. Critical race theory and freedom of speech

PART THREE: THE ETHICS OF INQUIRY

  • Joan W. Scott Academic freedom as an ethical practice
  • Ronald Dworkin We need a new interpretation of academic freedom
  • Evelyn Fox Keller Science and its critics
  • Edward W. Said Identity, authority, and freedom: the potentate and the traveler

 

 

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