RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 179802890 LA English T1 Save the world on your own time A1 Fish, Stanley Eugene., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford [England]; New York, N.Y. YR 2008 SN 9780195369021 0195369025 AB "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, the only goal appropriate to the academy is the transmission and advancement of knowledge. When teachers offer themselves as moralists, political activists, or agents of social change rather than as credentialed experts in a particular subject and the methods used to analyze it, they abdicate their true purpose. And yet professors now routinely bring their political views into the classroom and seek to influence the political views of their students. Those who do this will often invoke academic freedom, but Fish argues that academic freedom, correctly understood, is the freedom to do the academic job, not the freedom to do any job that comes into the professor's mind."--Jacket.