Free Speech and Human Dignity
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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…
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 5/20/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
|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|
|Speech and Violence|
|Speech and Privacy|
|An Overview of Free Speech and Other Rights|