Academic Freedom and the Common Good: A Review Essay

By Henry Reichman

Abstract:

Books discussed in this essay:

Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth. The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan Cole, eds. Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Stefan Collini. What Are Universities For? New York: Penguin, 2012.

Alice Dreger. Galileo’s Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science. New York: Penguin, 2015.

Stanley Fish. Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Greg Lukianoff. Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate. New York: Encounter, 2012.

Robert Post. Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2012.

Hans-Joerg Tiede. University Reform: The Founding of the American Association of University Professors. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 

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