Neutrality and Impartiality: The University and Political Commitment (Paperback)Andrew Graham (author), Leszek Kolakowski (author), C. L. Ten (author), Charles Taylor (author), W. L. Weinstein (author), Louis Marin (author), Alan Montefiore (editor)
Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 01/02/1973
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First published in 1975, this is a book of general intellectual interest about the role of the university in contemporary society and that of university teachers in relation to their subjects, their students, and their wider political commitments. Alan Montefiore offers preliminary analyses of the family of concepts most often invoked in discussions of these problems, taking the central dispute to be between those who hold a 'liberal' view of the university and those who regard this notion as illusory, dishonest or undesirable. Six academics, representing, discuss issues of substantive conflict in light of Montefiore's initial distinctions. The volume is of particular interest to students of political and social philosophy, and political and educational theory. It is also intended for a wider readership among those who care about the political status of the universities and recognize the importance and difficulty of the problems involved in this.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
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