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Drag to reposition. Akeel Bilgrami. Columbia University. This is a database entry with public information about a philosopher who is not a registered user of PhilPeople. All publications Nature and Value edited book Columbia University Press. Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom? Cambridge University Press. 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, politic… Read more 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.
As the editors say in their introduction: "No freedom can be taken for granted, even in the most well-functioning of formal democracies. Exposing the tendencies that undermine freedom of inquiry and their hidden sources and widespread implications is in itself an exercise in and for democracy.
Continental Philosophy. Religion and Society. The essay closes with some remarks about the nature of identity and the importance to one's own agency of the distinction between the first and the third person point of view in Muslim self-understanding. Rationality-Based Accounts of Self-Knowledge.
This paper looks at standard arguments for freedom in the academy that go back to John Stuart Mill and Oliver Wendell Holmes and finds them to be poor arguments for their conclusion.
It then elaborates what are the most subtle and the most entrenched forms of threat to freedom in the academy, and concludes with an argument for imbalance rather than balance in the extra-mural sphere.
Freedom and Liberty. Gandhi expressed opposition to the Enlightenment and even to science. His view is best understood in the context of a radical critique of a certain orthodoxy that emerged after the Enlightenment. That orthodoxy insists that we take a detached, impersonal standpoint in relation to nature. By contrast, Gandhi and his forebears in the radical enlightenment see nature as suffused with value, and allow us to approach nature from the first-person point of view.
Pursuing an analogy In R. Hahn eds. Psychoanalysis as technology In Erik J. Olsson ed. Sigmund Freud. In James A. McGilvray ed. Philosophy of Linguistics.
Scepticism and pragmatism In Denis McManus ed. Ludwig Wittgenstein Pragmatic Replies to Skepticism. Externalism and Slow Switching. Truth and the Past with Michael Dummett. Revised and expanded, the lectures are presented here along with two new essays by Dummett, "Truth: Deniers and Defenders" and "The Indispensability of the Concept of Truth.
He is best known as a proponent of antirealism, which loosely characterizes truth as what we are capable of knowing. The events of the past and statements about them are critical tests of an antirealist position. These essays continue and significantly contribute to Dummett's work.
Truth Time. Realism and Anti-Realism Relativism. Epistemic Relativism, Misc. Once this integrated position is fully in place, the book closes with a postscript on how one might fruitfully view the kind of self-knowledge that is pursued Is truth a goal of inquiry? Truth 20th Century American Philosophy.
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Akeel Bilgrami born 28 February is an Indian philosopher of language and mind. Bilgrami is a secularist and an atheist who advocates an understanding of the community-oriented dimension of religion. He has argued in many essays that in our modern world, "religion is not primarily a matter of belief and doctrine but about the sense of community and shared values it provides in contexts where other forms of solidarity—such as a strong labor movement—are missing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indian philosopher of language and mind.
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