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Save the World on Your Own Time

Stanley Fish

Abstract

What should be the role of our institutions of higher education? To promote good moral character? To bring an end to racism, sexism, economic oppression, and other social ills? To foster diversity and democracy and produce responsible citizens? In Save the World On Your Own Time, Stanley Fish argues that, however laudable these goals might be, there is but one proper role for the academe in society: to advance bodies of knowledge and to equip students for doing the same. When teachers offer themselves as moralists, political activists, or agents of social change rather than as credentialed exp ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195369021
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195369021.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley Fish, author