The conservative scholar on campus

May 3, 2017

“How could a respected philosopher, a specialist in logic and ethics, support a presidential candidate whom many would see as having a distant relationship with both coherent thought and truth?” asks John Gill in an interview with right-wing philosopher Daniel Bonevac to discuss his experience as a conservative scholar on campus. “I do think something is lost if a course is just about learning the arguments on the Left, and almost none of the intelligent arguments on the Right,” explains Bonevac. Bonevac discusses how viewpoints in today’s classroom, when disagreed with, will not even be debated as they were in the past, but maintains that “what has occurred is not so much a wholesale change in attitude among students as the adoption by a small, vocal minority of the role of 'thought police.'” Times Higher Education