Sad To Say, the “Chicago Principles” Defending Academic Freedom Do Not Go Far Enough

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(from Forbes):

By Thomas K. Lindsay

Last summer, in a courageous move, the University of Chicago published its “Chicago Principles” in defense of academic freedom of speech and inquiry. I wrote to praise it here and here.

But, after spending the holiday rereading Francis Canavan’s Freedom of Expression: Purpose as Limit, I realize that, while Chicago is to be commended for its instincts, it could and should have provided a more robust defense of what Socrates deemed the highest human activity—the “examined life.” CONTINUE READING HERE

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