Talking Philosophy: Freedom of Expression - Part 1


Freedom of expression is the cornerstone of a democratic society. Our liberty depends on free and open debate. How then are we to think about nasty, hurtful and offensive speech? Does it need to be heard and discussed? IDEAS host Paul Kennedy and philosophers Michael Blake, Simone Chambers and Arthur Ripstein debate the merits and the limits of expression, in even the freest of democracies.

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