AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice

Freedom of Expression in a Diverse World

Editors: Golash, Deirdre (Ed.)

  • Reevaluates free speech against competing values in the in the context of international political and cultural tension.
  • Examines growing concerns about the discriminatory treatment of sexual, religious and immigrant minorities.
  • Illuminates 3 key issues: why we value freedom of speech; ho we weigh this against other values and how well traditional defences of this freedom can be transposed onto other cultures.
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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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Free Speech and the Social Technologies of Democracy, Scientific Inquiry and the Free Market

    Parker, Richard Barron

    Pages 3-11

  • Hate Speech in the Marketplace of Ideas

    Lee, Steven P.

    Pages 13-25

  • The “Marketplace of Ideas:” A Siren Song for Freedom of Speech Theorists

    Schonsheck, Jonathan

    Pages 27-37

  • A Kantian Conception of Free Speech

    Varden, Helga

    Pages 39-55

  • Free Speech, Equal Opportunity, and Justice

    Macleod, Alistair M.

    Pages 57-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Freedom of Expression in a Diverse World
Editors
  • Deirdre Golash
Series Title
AMINTAPHIL: The Philosophical Foundations of Law and Justice
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8999-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8999-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8998-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3279-7
Series ISSN
1873-877X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 220
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