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Harm and responsibility in hate speech

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The legal restriction of hate speech – i.e. speech that expresses contempt for people on the basis of their ethnicity, religion, or sexuality – is now commonplace in liberal legal systems outside the United States. This thesis takes up the question of whether restrictions on hate speech are generally justifiable. I begin by explaining why liberals should not dismiss anti-hate speech law from the outset as an intolerable violation of free speech. My analysis of the case for anti-hate speech...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:78fb1c0b-b93b-416c-906e-34ea73e0954b
Local pid:
ora:6939

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