Free Speech And Human Dignity

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Free Speech and Human Dignity

Debates over hate speech, pornography, and other sorts of controversial speech raise issues that go to the core of the First Amendment. Supporters of regulation argue that these forms of expression cause serious injury to individuals and groups, assaulting their dignity as human beings and citizens. Civil libertarians respond that our commitment to free speech is measured by our willingness to protect it, even when it causes harm or offends our deepest values. In this important book, Steven J. Heyman presents a theory of the First Amendment that seeks to overcome the conflict between free speech and human dignity. This liberal humanist theory recognizes a strong right to freedom of expression while also providing protection against the most serious forms of assaultive speech. Heyman then uses the theory to illuminate a wide range of contemporary disputes, from flag burning and antiabortion demonstrations to pornography and hate speech.

Specifications of Free Speech and Human Dignity

GENERAL
AuthorSteven J. Heyman
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100300114869
ISBN-139780300114867
PublisherYale University Press
Number Of Pages320
Publication Date2008-05-28
DIMENSIONS
Height9.25 inch.
Length6.13 inch.
Width1 inch.
Weight1.32 pounds.

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