intellectual freedom


: freedom that allows people to think about or study what they want
the library's commitment to intellectual freedom

Examples of intellectual freedom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In an era where our voices are still too often silenced, the battle for our intellectual freedom rages on. Essence, 4 Oct. 2023 Many religious traditions face moments of crisis between intellectual freedom and control. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Sep. 2023 Tell your public officials to stand for the liberation of ideas, for intellectual freedom. John Archibald |, al, 29 Aug. 2023 Librarians across this country work under guidelines to support the intellectual freedom of everybody in the community. John Archibald |, al, 29 Aug. 2023 The Maryland Association of School Librarians says its collections are developed according to principles of intellectual freedom and include titles that meet the needs of diverse communities. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 15 Aug. 2023 In a recent letter to Library Foundation SD donors and supporters, CEO Patrick Stewart shared a list of things each of us can do to preserve the inclusivity and intellectual freedom that libraries promote. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Aug. 2023 Deborah Caldwell-Stone, who serves as director of the association’s office of intellectual freedom, said that the protesters in San Diego and elsewhere have taken advantage of relaxed policies intended to make books more accessible to patrons who cannot afford hefty fines. Jill Cowan,, 22 July 2023 As long as there have been book challenges, there have been those who defend intellectual freedom and the right to read freely. Nicole A. Cooke, The Conversation, 20 July 2023 See More

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“Intellectual freedom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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