Academic Freedom

Yesterday I had the pleasure of conductng my first seminar in eight years. We discussed two papers of mine from this blog. We used Zoom. The students were excellent, the discussion scintillating; it was just what a philosophy seminar should be. You ask what institution organized this seminar–is it perhaps indicative of a thaw? Perhaps some small courageous American college dedicated to academic freedom? It was with philosophers at Moscow University at the Center for Consciousness Studies, not an American among them. Does anyone see the moral of this?

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2 responses to “Academic Freedom”

  1. Ken Levy says:

    Awesome! Future seminars scheduled?

    • Not yet, though I am supposed to go there next year when the world is safe again. I was struck by the good manners and seriousness of the faculty and students who attended the seminar–a marked contrast to what I have experienced in the USA.

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