“Parrhesia” and the Modern University

Alina Nanu

Abstract


The present article focuses on a less known concept, namely that of the Greek "parrhesia", which translates into English as free speech. We analyze the occurrence of this ancient concept in the modern institution of the University. Although not taken into account until now the free speech can be considered to be a mark of the academic freedom. The truth is both the main attribute of the free speech and the main purpose of the university as an institution. The professors as members of the academic community can be genuine truth tellers in various situations, such as: in relation to their students, their colleagues and as a researcher in relation with other specialists. The students and the administrative staff also can be users of free speech in certain situations


Keywords


free speech, truth teller, academic freedom, university, academic environment

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