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Published: 26 February 2009

128 Pages | 11 black and white line illustrations


ISBN: 9780199232352

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Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

Nigel Warburton

Very Short Introductions

  • An accessible and up-to-date examination of the principal arguments both for and against our right to maintain free speech
  • Looks at controversial issues ranging from Holocaust denial and pornography, to the status of modern copyright law
  • Relates philosophical arguments to present-day case studies, and combines traditional areas of discussion, such as J. S. Mill's arguments in On Liberty, with new applications and challenges to free speech, such as digital technology and the Internet

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