My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

Peter Boghossian has taught philosophy at Portland State University for the past decade. In the letter below, sent this morning to the university’s provost, he explains why he is resigning.

Dear Provost Susan Jeffords,

​​I’m writing to you today to resign as assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University.

Over the last decade, it has been my privilege to teach at the university. My specialties are critical thinking, ethics and the Socratic method, and I teach classes like Science and Pseudoscience and The Philosophy of Education. But in addition to exploring classic philosophers and traditional texts, I’ve invited a wide range of guest lecturers to address my classes, from Flat-Earthers to Christian apologists to global climate skeptics to Occupy Wall Street advocates. I’m proud of my work. Read the rest at substack,com.

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  • Universities today are largely communist indoctrination centers. One way to reverse the growth of communism in our education system is to ELIMINATE TEACHERS UNIONS. I just called Ron DeSantis (850-717-9337 “2”) demanding that he eliminate teachers unions and fire lefty professors and the administrators that hire them. We DO NOT need to spend our tax dollars to promote communism in Florida.