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Talk at Bogazici, Andrew Irvine (UBC), “Two Theories of Academic Freedom”

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Please join us for this timely talk:

Bogazici University

Wednesday, April 13th, 5-7pm

location: NBZ119

“Two Theories of Academic Freedom”

Abstract: Is academic freedom best justified on the basis of the Millian view, the view, due largely to John Stuart Mill, that academic freedom is necessary for the advancement of knowledge? Or is academic freedom best justified on the basis of the Dworkin-Mercer view, the view, due largely to Ronald Dworkin and Mark Mercer, that academic freedom is necessary for the advancement of intellectual autonomy? In this paper I will argue that how we choose to answer these questions turns out to be of more than theoretical interest. I will also argue that our answer has wide-ranging implications for society beyond the academy.

More information about Prof. Irvine can be found here.

 

 

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Written by markedwardsteen

April 6, 2016 at 9:05 pm

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