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Pluralism, Academic Freedom, and Heterodox Economics

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  • Robert Garnett

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    (Department of Economics, Texas Christian University)

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    Frederic Lee’s laudable attempt to expand heterodox economists’ academic rights is vitiated by his narrow conception of pluralism as tolerance. The author proposes an alternative view of academic pluralism that is more consistent with the epistemological assumptions and ethical requirements of academic freedom, and more conducive to the flourishing of heterodox economics – and economics at large – as a scholarly community

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    Paper provided by Texas Christian University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 201107.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:tcu:wpaper:201107

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    Keywords: Pluralism; academic freedom; intellectual freedom; heterodox economics; economics education;

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