2020 DOI: 10.20944/preprints202009.0197.v2 View full text Preprint
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Sean Stevens, Lee Jussim, Nathan Honeycutt

Abstract: This paper explores the suppression of ideas within academic scholarship by academics, either by self-suppression or because of the efforts of other academics. Legal, moral, and social issues distinguishing freedom of speech, freedom of inquiry, and academic freedom are reviewed. How these freedoms and protections can come into tension is then explored by an analysis of denunciation mobs who exercise their legal free speech rights to call for punishing scholars who express ideas they disapprove of and condemn.…

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