Scott chats to David Benatar, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town. Benatar defines academic freedom and what kinds of activities count as violations of academic freedom. Should scholars be free to ignore postcolonial and critical race theory? What role does intellectual diversity have to play in the pursuit of truth? Benatar addresses these questions and ends with a discussion of UCT’s disinvitation of controversial journalist Flemming Rose.
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