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Neutrality and Impartiality : The University and Political Commitment - Andrew Graham

Neutrality and Impartiality

The University and Political Commitment

Paperback Published: 1st February 1973
ISBN: 9780521099233
Number Of Pages: 308

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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.

Preface
Alan Montefiore
Preliminaries
Neutrality, indifference and detachment
Objectivity, impartiality and open-mindedness
Disinterestedness, independence and lack of bias
The concept of the political
The concept of the academic
Impartiality and bias in economics
Neutrality and academic values
'Le neutre' and philosophical discourse
Neutrality in the university
Politics in the academe
The academic and the political
Alan Montefiore
Kolakowski
Taylor
Marin
The concept of the political again
Weinstein, Graham and Ten
Appendix: the concept of evaluation
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ISBN: 9780521099233
ISBN-10: 0521099234
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st February 1973
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45