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Free speech : a very short introduction

Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Very short introductions, 200.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Voltaire's comment-"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"--Is frequently quoted by defenders of free speech. Yet it is rare to find someone prepared to defend all freedom of speech, especially if the views expressed are obnoxious or obviously false. So where do we draw the line? How important is our right to freedom of speech? In this accessible and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Warburton
ISBN: 9780199232352 0199232350
OCLC Number: 244062809
Description: 115 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Preface --
List of illustrations --
1: Free speech --
2: Free market in Ideas? --
3: Giving and taking offence --
4: Censoring pornography --
5: Free speech in the age of the internet --
Conclusion: Future of free speech --
Free speech: some key dates --
References --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 200.
Responsibility: Nigel Warburton.
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How important is free speech? Should it be defended at any cost? Or should we set limits on what can and cannot be said? This Very Short Introduction offers a lively and thought-provoking guide to  Read more...

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Crisp, clear and astute, this is a thought-provoking introduction to one of the most hotly contested questions of our time. * Lisa Appignanesi, President English PEN * The genius of Nigel Warburton's Read more...

 
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