Moral Problems in Higher Education

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Overview

Moral Problems in Higher Education brings 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439906583
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 5/13/2011
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction – Steven M. Cahn I. TENURE

1. The Justification of Academic Tenure – Richard T. De George

2. The Tenure Decision: Two Hard Cases – Paul J. Oscamp

II. FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS

3. Regulating Racist Speech on Campus – Charles R. Lawrence III

4. Campus Speech Restrictions – Martin P. Golding

III. SEXUAL HARASSMENT

5. Sexual Harassment: Offers and Coercion – Nancy Tuana

6. Consensual Sex on Campus – Leslie Pickering Francis

IV. PREFERENTIAL STUDENT ADMISIONS

7. The Meaning of “Merit” – William G. Bowen and Derek Bok

8. Does Your “Merit” Depend on Your Race? – Stephan Thernstrom

and Abigail Thernstrom

V. PREFERENTIAL FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

9. Two Concepts of Affirmative Action – Steven M. Cahn

10. What Good Am I? – Laurence Thomas

VI. INSTITUTIONAL NEUTRALITY

11. Neutrality and Its Critics – Robert Paul Wolff

12. A Defense of the Neutral University – Robert L. Simon

VII. RESTRICTING RESEARCH

13. Constraints on Free Inquiry – Philip Kitcher

14. On the Ethics of Inquiry – Robert B. Talisse and Scott F. Aiken

VIII. ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE

15. Academic Appointments – David Lewis

16. Peer Review and the Marketplace of Ideas – David Shatz

IX. TELLING THE TRUTH

17. The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth – Paul D.
Eisenberg

18. The Letter Writer’s Dilemma - George Sher

X. INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

19. The Role and Value of Intercollegiate Athletics in Universities –
Myles Brand

20. Intercollegiate Athletics and Educational Values – Robert L. Simon
 

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