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To Follow the Argument where it Leads: An Antiquarian View of the Aim of Academic Freedom at the University of Chicago

Richard A. Shweder

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines academic freedom at the University of Chicago, which proudly thinks of itself as a Socratic, free-thinking, and contentious institution. More specifically, it considers the ... More


What is Academic Freedom For?

Robert J. Zimmer

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines some of the history and context of academic freedom and its meaning, with particular emphasis on the uses of that history at the University of Chicago. Academic freedom is a ... More


Academic Freedom Under Fire

Jonathan R. Cole

in Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168809
eISBN:
9780231538794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the logic and limits of academic freedom using the ideals and logic of the University of Chicago's Kalven committee report as a point of departure. It discusses the nature of ... More


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