Tag: academic freedom

  • On silencing academics

    In his book, Practical Ethics, Peter Singer writes in the appendix about his experiences of being silenced in Germany. I’m going to copy and paste some of what he says because although this was 30 years ago academics are still threatened and silenced today and we should all be concerned about that. I was invited […]

  • Climate change denial and academic freedom

    Recently I engaged in a discussion on a blog about the teaching of climate change denial at the University of Auckland. It was in response to an article written by a student for the student magazine, Should we be paying to be taught climate denial?¬†According to the student, at no point did the lecturer mention […]