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Hate speech in public discourse

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Jeremy Waldron, among others, has forcefully argued that public hate speech assaults the dignity of its targets. Without denying this claim, I contend that it fails to establish that bans, rather than counterspeech, are the appropriate response. By articulating a more refined understanding of counterspeech, I suggest that counterspeech constitutes a better way of blocking hate speech’s dignitarian harm. In turn, I address two objections: according to the first, which draws on contemporary phi...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.5840/soctheorpract201711125

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University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
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Publisher:
Philosophy Documentation Center
Journal:
Social Theory and Practice More from this journal
Volume:
43
Issue:
4
Pages:
851-883
Publication date:
2017-10-01
Acceptance date:
2017-06-25
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0037-802X
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pubs:1027219
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uuid:cca6c73d-6283-45b8-92ec-5e2c87a33822
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1027219
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2019-07-05

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