Download e-book for kindle: Free Speech and Human Dignity by Prof. Steven J. Heyman

By Prof. Steven J. Heyman

ISBN-10: 0300114869

ISBN-13: 9780300114867

Debates over hate speech, pornography, and different types of arguable speech bring up concerns that visit the center of the 1st modification. Supporters of rules argue that those kinds of expression reason severe harm to members and teams, assaulting their dignity as people and electorate. Civil libertarians reply that our dedication to unfastened speech is measured by way of our willingness to guard it, even if it reasons damage or offends our private values.


In this crucial publication, Steven J. Heyman offers a idea of the 1st modification that seeks to beat the clash among unfastened speech and human dignity. This liberal humanist idea acknowledges a powerful correct to freedom of expression whereas additionally offering defense opposed to the main severe varieties of assaultive speech. Heyman then makes use of the idea to light up a variety of modern disputes, from flag burning and antiabortion demonstrations to pornography and hate speech.

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