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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