When it comes to the production of knowledge the value of viewpoint diversity cannot be overstated. For simple problems, or well established technicalities, we may not need multiple viewpoints, but wicked problems can only be addressed by engaging with diverse points of view. Yet, not all points of view are equal, and certainly not all of them belong in the academy. In this episode of Heterodox Out Loud, lawyer and former HxA researcher, Nick Phillips, grapples with a central dilemma at the heart of Heterodox Academy: What are the limits of viewpoint diversity?
“What are the limits of viewpoint diversity” was originally published on March 5, 2018 and can be read here.
To engage more with questions around the value and boundaries of viewpoint diversity, check out our related posts “Why We Should Care About Ideological Diversity in The Academy” by Musa Al-Gharbi, “Religion: A Viewpoint Diversity Blind Spot?” by Seth Kaplan, and “Viewpoint Diversity Does Not Extend to Extremist Hate” by Ilana Redstone.
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