|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|| A brief history of academic freedom / Geoffrey R. Stone -- Truth, balance, and freedom / Akeel Bilgrami -- Academic freedom and its opponents / David Bromwich -- Academic freedom under fire / Jonathan R. Cole -- Knowledge, power, and academic freedom / Joan W. Scott -- Obscurantism and academic freedom / Jon Elster -- What's so special about academic freedom? / Michele Moody-Adams -- Academic freedom and the Constitution / Robert Post -- IRB licensing / Philip Hamburger -- To follow the argument where it leads : an antiquarian view of the aim of academic freedom at the University of Chicago / Richard A. Shweder -- What is academic freedom for? / Robert J. Zimmer -- Academic freedom : some considerations / Matthew Goldstein and Frederick Schaffer -- Academic freedom and the boycott of the Israeli universities / Stanley Fish -- Exercising rights : academic freedom and boycott politics / Judith Butler -- Israel and academic freedom / John Mearsheimer -- Academic freedom and the subservience to power / Noam Chomsky -- Academic freedom : a pilot study of faculty views / Jonathan R. Cole, Stephen Cole, and Christopher C. Weiss.
|| In these seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered in their personal and professional experience. Their 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 self-imposed.-- Publisher