VIDEO: Heterodox Academy: A good idea gone awry?

National Association of Scholars

Heterodox Academy was founded to provide professors with a venue for freedom of speech and inquiry that universities have been failing to provide. It claims more than 5,400 members worldwide. Yet, since its founding in 2015, ideological authoritarianism has continued its march through our universities, seemingly unimpeded. Has Heterodox Academy failed?

In a recent article published in the Winter 2022 issue of Academic Questions, Nathan Cofnas makes the case that the answer to this question is “yes”, and he knows the reasons why. His article, titled “Four Reasons Why Heterodox Academy Failed” poses serious questions for how we restore intellectual integrity and freedom to our increasingly degraded and censorious academy.

This webinar features Nathan Cofnas, a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy at University of Cambridge.


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