Hate Speech Law:A Philosophical Examination

Brown, Alexander (2015) Hate Speech Law:A Philosophical Examination. Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy . Routledge. ISBN 0415885477

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

Hate speech law can be found throughout the world. But it is also the subject of numerous principled arguments, both for and against. These principles invoke a host of morally relevant features (e.g., liberty, health, autonomy, security, non-subordination, the absence of oppression, human dignity, the discovery of truth, the acquisition of knowledge, self-realization, human excellence, civic dignity, cultural diversity and choice, recognition of cultural identity, intercultural dialogue, participation in democratic self-government, being subject only to legitimate rule) and practical considerations (e.g., efficacy, the least restrictive alternative, chilling effects). The book develops and then critically examines these various principled arguments. It also attempts to de-homogenize hate speech law into different clusters of laws/regulations/ codes that constrain uses of hate speech, so as to facilitate a more nuanced examination of the principled arguments. Finally, it argues that it is morally fitting for judicial and legislative judgments about the overall warrant of hate speech law to reflect principled compromise. Principled compromise is characterized not merely by compromise over matters of principled concern but also by compromise, which is itself governed by ideals of moral duty or civic virtue (e.g., reciprocity, equality, mutual respect).

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: hate speech law,jurisprudence
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 16:52
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 15:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/52271
DOI:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item