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The fragility of freedom of speech

Shackel, Nicholas ORCID: 2013. The fragility of freedom of speech. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5) , p. 316. 10.1136/medethics-2012-100628

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Freedom of speech is a fundamental liberty that imposes a stringent duty of tolerance. Tolerance is limited by direct incitements to violence. False notions and bad laws on speech have obscured our view of this freedom. Hence, perhaps, the self-righteous intolerance, incitements and threats in response to Giubilini and Minerva. Those who disagree have the right to argue back but their attempts to shut us up are morally wrong.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0306-6800
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 11:22

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