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The Concept of Academic Freedom

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Introduction (Edmund L. Pincoffs) Part One 1. Academic Freedom in Class Society (Milton Fisk) 2. Academic Freedom, Academic Neutrality, and the Social System (Bertram H. Davis) 3. Academic Freedom as a Moral Right (Hardy E. Jones) 4. Comments on Hardy Jones and Bertram Davis (Milton Fisk) Part Two 5. The Specific Theory of Academic Freedom and the General Issue of Civil Liberty (William Van Alstyne) 6. Two Concepts of Academic Freedom (John R. Searle) 7. Dilemmas of Academic and Intellectual Freedom (Amelie Oksenberg Rorty) 8. Academic Freedom: The Future of a Confusion (Richard Schmitt) 9. Reply to Comments (William Van Alstyne) Part Three 10. Tenure and Academic Freedom (Rolf Sartorius) 11. Tenure and Academic Freedom (Alexander Ritchie) 12. Tenure and Academic Freedom (Graham Hughes) 13. Some Comments on Sartorius's Paper on Tenure (Amelie Oksenberg Rorty) 14. Tenure, Academic Freedom, and the Nature of the University (Rolf Sartorius) Part Four 15. Free Speech, the Right to Listen, and Disruptive Interference (Hugo Adam Bedau) 16. Comments on Bedau's "Free Speech, the Right to Listen, and Disruptive Interference" (Alan Pasch) 17. Reply to Alan Pasch (Hugo Adam Bedau) 18. Comments on Bedau's Reply (Alan Pasch) Part Five 19. Academic Freedom and the Control of Research (T. M. Scanlon) 20. Academic Freedom and Research (Judith Jarvis Thomson) Appendix: A Proposed Statement on Academic Freedom (Judith Jarvis Thomson) Bibliography: Some Suggestions for Further Reading Index

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Edmund L. Pincoffs (1919-1991) was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

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