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Steven A. Pinker

Steven A. Pinker is the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology.

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Academic Freedom Prohibits Censorship and Punishment, Not Judgment

The principle of academic freedom gives all members of our community the right to express their opinions without censorship, intimidation, or punishment. It also gives other members of the community the right to rebut those opinions and to draw inferences about the judgment of those expressing them.