Academic Freedom and Scholarly Responsibility in a Free Society: Edward Shils’s “The Calling of Education”


Using the works of Edwin Shils, this conference considered questions about the proper role of the university in a free society, what “academic freedom” is and whether it is important in higher education, and the responsibilities of faculty members.


Conference Readings

Shils, Edward. The Calling of Education: The Academic Ethic and Other Essays on Higher Education. Edited by Steven Grosby. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Shils, Edward. The Virtue of Civility: Selected Essays on Liberalism, Tradition, and Civil Society. Edited by Steven Grosby. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1997.