Should Academics Stay Out of Political Activism?

Footnotes to Plato

ivory towerThat’s the question I tackled in a recent essay at The Philosophers’ Magazine online, prompted by a conversation over coffee with Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at NYU with whom I’ve had a number of disagreements about the intersection of social science, politics, and philosophy.

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  1. I support academics commenting on political issues as a form of public education, but stopping short of endorsing a particular party or candidate so as to retain an appearance of independence and objectivity.

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