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?

2 replies
    • Colin McGinn
      Colin McGinn says:

      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.


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.