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Alexander Meiklejohn

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Who is Alexander Meiklejohn?

Alexander Meiklejohn was a philosopher, university administrator, educational reformer, and free-speech advocate. He served as dean of Brown University and president of Amherst College.

  • born on (143 years ago) in Rochdale
  • nationality: United States of America
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  • died on (51 years ago)
  • written works: "Political freedom", "What does America mean?", "Free speech and its relation to self-government", "Freedom and the college", "The Experimental College", "Inclinations and obligations", "... Philosophy, by Alexander Meiklejohn", "The liberal college", "Education between two worlds"

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Google previewThe Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America (2016)

From 1600 to the Present by John R. Shook

Alexander Meiklejohn: Teacher of Freedom, ed. Cynthia Stokes Brown (Berkeley, Cal., 1981). Further Reading Amer Nat Bio, Appleton's Cycl ...

Google previewThe Robert Frost Encyclopedia (2001)

by Nancy Lewis Tuten, John Zubizarreta

In 1917, at the urging of Stark Young, poet and faculty member, President Alexander Meiklejohn appointed Frost to the regular English faculty. The poet, however, grew restive under teaching obligations and resentful of Meiklejohn's academic ...

Google previewDictionary Of Modern American Philosophers (2005)

by John R. Shook

Alexander Meiklejohn: Teacher of Freedom, ed. Cynthia Stokes Brown (Berkeley, Cal., 1981). Further Reading Amer Nat Bio, Appleton's Cycl ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (2006)

A - F, Index

Alexander Meiklejohn advocates a theory of free speech that emphasizes the role it plays in keeping the government accountable. Thus, Meiklejohn believes revolutionary agitation is protected by the First Amendment, even if it poses a clear ...

Google previewThe Concise Encyclopedia of American Radio (2010)

by Christopher H. Sterling, Cary O'Dell

KPFA and Pacifica won numerous broadcast awards for children's programmingand forspecial programson theFirst Amendment bylegal scholar Alexander Meiklejohn. KPFA's publicaffairs director,Elsa Knight Thompson, continued pushing ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy (2014)

by D. C. Phillips

Alexander Meiklejohn, Mortimer Adler, and others. They argue that life is enhanced by consideration of the great ideas derived from the disciplines of knowledge. Social behaviorists often combined empirical orientations, social efficiency, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration (2008)

by Tomei, Lawrence A.

and Alexander Meiklejohn (1932). To minimize the effectofenormous specialization, isolation, ...

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Quotes about Alexander Meiklejohn

Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise. (Alexander Meiklejohn)
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