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Pluralism, Academic Freedom, and Heterodox Economics

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  • Robert F. Garnett Jr.

    (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX)

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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.JEL classification: A20, B40, B50

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  • Robert F. Garnett Jr., 2011. "Pluralism, Academic Freedom, and Heterodox Economics," Review of Radical Political Economics, Union for Radical Political Economics, vol. 43(4), pages 562-572, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:reorpe:v:43:y:2011:i:4:p:562-572
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    Keywords

    pluralism; academic freedom; intellectual freedom; heterodox economics; economics education;

    JEL classification:

    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • B50 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - General

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