Patrick Deneen has argued that both the philosophy of liberalism and the principle of academic freedom are fundamentally flawed. In this piece I argue that the liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill provides a convincing counterargument to Deneen’s criticisms.
Author information: Dan Becker graduated from Ursinus College in May of 2019 with degrees in philosophy and psychology.
"Has Academic Freedom Failed? Can Liberalism Defend It?,"
Compass: An Undergraduate Journal of American Political Ideas: Vol. 3:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.jsu.edu/compass/vol3/iss1/4