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That's offensive! : criticism, identity, respect

Author: Stefan Collini
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2010.
Series: Manifestos for the 21st century.
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Examines claims that the criticism of another's deeply held ideas or beliefs is offensive, resulting in blocking the expression or publication of such criticism. Argues that treating others as capable of engaging in reasoned arguments, equals in intellect and humanity, is a way of demonstrating respect.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Collini
ISBN: 9781906497798 1906497796
OCLC Number: 587209663
Description: 69 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Equality and respect --
Offence --
Criticism --
Identity and condescension --
An uncomfortable world.
Series Title: Manifestos for the 21st century.
Responsibility: Stefan Collini.

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Examines the common assertion that to criticize someone else's deeply held ideas or beliefs is inherently offensive. This title argues that this idea is reinforced by two of the central requirements  Read more...

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"One of Britain's finest essayists and writers.... His style is capacious, fair-minded and unbuttoned, alert to the quirks of personality and the conflicts of creative restlessness." - Times Higher Read more...

 
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