Freedom of Expression in a Diverse World
Golash, Deirdre. editor.

Freedom of Expression in a Diverse World

Golash, Deirdre. editor.


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X, 220 p. online resource.

AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice ; 3

Why Free Speech? -- Free Speech and the Social Technologies of Democracy, Scientific Inquiry and the Free Market -- Hate Speech in the Marketplace of Ideas -- The “Marketplace of Ideas:” A Siren Song for Freedom of Speech Theorists -- A Kantian Conception of Free Speech -- Free Speech, Equal Opportunity, and Justice -- Proscribed speech: the limits of free expression -- Is It Immoral to Prohibit Sexually Harassing Speech in the Classroom? -- The Morality of Using “Nigger” -- Incitement to Genocide and the Rwanda Media Case -- Hijabs and Headwraps: The Case for Tolerance -- “Conspicuous” Religious Symbols and Laïcité -- Intersections with other rights -- When Free Speech Meets Free Association: The Case of the Boy Scouts -- Oaths and the Pledge of Allegiance: Freedom of Expression and the Right to Be Silent -- Speaking Freely -- Social Institutions, Transgendered Lives, and the Scope of Free Expression.

The debate over the foundations and boundaries of freedom of speech, once a matter of balancing the individual rights of unpopular speakers against broader social interests, took on a new shape in the 1980s when feminists began to advocate restrictions on pornography and critical race theorists to advocate restriction of certain kinds of hate speech. These challenges to traditional liberalism brought into sharp focus the issues of why we value free speech and how much weight it should be given against competing values. Difficult as it is to resolve these issues domestically, we now face new challenges arising from the increasingly rapid dissemination of information across international borders in an atmosphere of considerable political tension. The riots in response to the publication of Danish cartoons ridiculing Mohammed and the death threats against Salman Rushdie indicate how dramatically the stakes have been raised. At the same time, there is increased concern over discriminatory treatment of sexual minorities, Muslims, and immigrants. Against this background, the essays in this volume seek to illuminate why we value freedom of speech and expression and how this freedom can be weighed against other values, such as multicultural sensitivity, the rights of racial and sexual minorities, and the prevention of violence, both domestically and internationally.

Subject Term
Political science.
Political philosophy.
Law -- Philosophy.
Constitutional law.
Human rights.
Law, general.
Philosophy of Law.
Theories of Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History.

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Golash, Deirdre.

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