Philosophy and Social Criticism 29 (5):517-535 (2003)
In this paper, I propose that influential arguments of Jacques Derridas's and Judith Butler's rely on behaviorism and relativism, a reliance which has implications for, among other things, the issue of hate speech. I begin with a brief discussion of the philosophy of W. V. O. Quine, a thinker seldom discussed in relationship to continental poststructuralism. Quine is interesting because he explicitly defends an ontological relativism combined with linguistic behaviorism, the latter as influenced by B. F. Skinner and John Watson. I then show that Butler's and Derrida's theories demonstrate a similar yet unacknowledged lineage. I devote the final section of the paper to a discussion of hate speech, and the problematization of behaviorism and relativism it entails.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Religious Freedom, Free Speech and Equality: Conflict or Cohesion?Maleiha Malik - 2011 - Res Publica 17 (1):21-40.
Freedom of Expression, Hate Speech, and Censorship.Peter Vallentyne - 1996 - For Good Reason.
Millian Principles, Freedom of Expression, and Hate Speech.David O. Brink - 2001 - Legal Theory 7 (2):119-157.
On Racist Hate Speech and the Scope of a Free Speech Principle.Ishani Maitra & Mary Mcgowan - 2010 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 23 (2):343-372.
An Ethical Exploration of Free Expression and the Problem of Hate Speech.Mark Slagle - 2009 - Journal of Mass Media Ethics 24 (4):238-250.
Hate Speech, the Priority of Liberty, and the Temptations of Nonideal Theory.Robert S. Taylor - 2012 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15 (3):353-68.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads47 ( #104,743 of 2,058,163 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #245,334 of 2,058,163 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.