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Free speech : a very short introduction

Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Very short introductions
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nigel Warburton offers a concise guide to important questions facing modern society about the value and limits of free speech: Where should a civilized society draw the line? Should we be free to offend other people's religion? Are there good grounds for censoring pornography? Has the internet changed everything?" "This Very Short Introduction is a thought-provoking, accessible, and up-to-date examination of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Warburton
ISBN: 9780199232352 0199232350
OCLC Number: 318554277
Description: pages cm.
Contents: 1. Free speech --
2. A free market in ideas? --
3. Giving and taking offence --
4. Censoring pornography --
5. Free speech in the age of the Internet --
Conclusion: the future of free speech --
Free speech: some key dates.
Series Title: Very short introductions
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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