Freedom of Expression and the Argument from Self-Defense

Think 21 (62):23-31 (2022)
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Some philosophers hold that stifling free expression stifles intellectual life. Others reply that freedom of expression can harm members of marginalized groups by alienating them from social life or worse. Yet we should still favour freedom of expression, especially where marginalized groups are concerned. It's better to know who has repugnant beliefs as it allows marginalized groups to identify threats: free expression qua self-defence.

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Jimmy Alfonso Licon
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