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Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan Cole


This book discusses the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinizes a variety of obstacles to such inquiry encountered in personal and professional experiences. This 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 sel ... More

Keywords: freedom of inquiry, speech codes, donors, institutional review board licensing, pressure groups, government policy, intellectual orthodoxy, high generality

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231168809
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231168809.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Akeel Bilgrami, editor
Columbia University

Jonathan Cole, editor

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