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Can 'more speech' counter ignorant speech?

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Ignorant speech, which spreads falsehoods about people and policies, is pervasive in public discourse. A popular response to this problem recommends countering ignorant speech with more speech, rather than legal regulations. However, Mary Kate McGowan has influentially argued that this ‘counterspeech’ response is flawed, as it overlooks the asymmetric pliability of conversational norms: the phenomenon whereby some conversational norms are easier to enact than subsequently to reverse. ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.26556/jesp.v16i3.682

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
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Author
Publisher:
Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy
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Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Pages:
155-191
Publication date:
2019-10-07
Acceptance date:
2019-06-22
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EISSN:
1559-3061
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pubs:1078307
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uuid:6f1f1f89-b85b-45f9-b335-326ab5eedd93
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pubs:1078307
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1078307
Deposit date:
2019-12-18

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