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Callan, Eamonn – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
Recent student demands within the academy for "safe space" have aroused concern about the constraints they might impose on free speech and academic freedom. There are as many kinds of safety as there are threats to the things that human beings might care about. That is why we need to be very clear about the specific threats of which the…
Descriptors: Safety, Freedom of Speech, Human Dignity, Intellectual Freedom
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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Philosophical Inquiry in Education, 2016
In his excellent paper, Callan (2016) differentiates intellectual safety, which fosters smugness, indifference and lack of effort, from dignity safety, which is needed for participation, learning and engagement. He suggests that college classrooms that reject the first and espouse the second would be ones that focus on "cultivating…
Descriptors: Safety, Human Dignity, College Students, Higher Education