Review of: Versions of Academic Freedom, by Stanley Fish
35 Legal Studies 551-558
10 Pages Posted: 24 Sep 2015
Date Written: September 23, 2015
This short essay offers a review of Stanley Fish's recent Versions of Academic Freedom (University of Chicago Press, 2014). The essay argues that Fish's definition and analysis of academic freedom has a lot going for it - most notably in the way in which it seeks to identify the academic enterprise a as guild which is best served when left to its own devices and in the argument that academic activity ought to be isolated from political activities. However, in making these claims, Fish's arguments seem at odds with some of his previous work.
Keywords: Academic freedom, scholarship, universities
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