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Free Speech and Human Dignity

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ISBN-10: 0300114869

ISBN-13: 9780300114867

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steven J. Heyman

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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. nbsp; 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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/20/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Tables
Free Speech and the Natural Rights Tradition
The Transformation of Free Speech Jurisprudence
A Rights-Based Theory of the First Amendment
The Basic Approach
Free Speech in a Framework of Rights
Conflicts of Rights
Content Neutrality and the First Amendment
Contemporary Controversies
Subversive Speech
Speech and Violence
Speech and Privacy
Hate Speech
An Overview of Free Speech and Other Rights