Moral Problems in Higher Education

ISBN-10: 1439906599

ISBN-13: 9781439906590

Edition: 2011

Authors: Steven Cahn
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Description: Moral Problems in Higher Educationbrings together key essays that explore ethical issues in academia. The editor and contributors -all noted philosophers and educators-consider such topics as academic freedom and tenure, free speech on campus, sexual harassment, preferential student admissions, affirmative action in faculty appointments, And The ideal of a politically neutral university.Chapters address possible restrictions on research because of moral concerns, The structure of peer review, telling the truth to colleagues and students, and concerns raised by intercollegiate athletics. Cahn selects two key readings in each area to offer a readable introductory guide to these critical subjects for students studying academic ethics and higher education policy. In addition To The selections and a general introduction, Cahn provides study questions for use in the classroom.Contributors include Scott F. Aikin, Derek Bok, William G. Bowen, Myles Brand, Richard T. DeGeorge, Paul D. Eisenberg, Leslie Pickering Francis, Martin P. Golding, Philip Kitcher, Charles R. Lawrence III, David Lewis, Paul J. Olscamp, Nancy Tuana, David Shatz, George Sher, Robert L. Simon, Robert B. Talisse, Stephan Thernstrom, Abigail Thernstrom, Laurence Thomas, Robert Paul Wolff, And The editor.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 5/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface
Tenure
The Justification of Academic Tenure
The Tenure Decision: Two Hard Cases
Free Speech on Campus
Regulating Racist Speech on Campus
Campus Speech Restrictions
Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment: Offers and Coercion
Consensual Sex on Campus
Preferential Student Admissions
The Meaning of �Merit�
Does Your �Merit� Depend upon Your Race? A Rejoinder to Bowen and Bok
Preferential Faculty Appointments
Two Concepts of Affirmative Action
What Good Am I?
Institutional Neutrality
Neutrality and Its Critics
A Defense of the Neutral University
Restricting Research
Constraints on Free Inquiry
On the Ethics of Inquiry
Advancing Knowledge
Academic Appointments
Peer Review and the Marketplace of Ideas
Telling the Truth
The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth
The Letter Writer's Dilemma
Intercollegiate Athletics
The Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities
Intercollegiate Athletics and Educational Values: A Case for Compatibility
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