[SydPhil] Reminder tonight's 'Inner West Council Philosophy Talk', Sarah Sorial (Macquarie): “Free Speech and Responsibility“, Thursday, August 23, 6:30pm-7:45pm, Leichhardt Library.

Simon Lumsden s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au
Thu Aug 23 07:14:47 AEST 2018

Details of tonight’s “Inner West Council Philosophy Talk"

Title: “Free Speech and Responsibility”

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Sarah Sorial (Macquarie),

Discussions of rights to free speech tend to be concerned with three issues: (1) if speakers have the right to say what they want, (2) whether this includes the right to vilify or denigrate others, and (3) if governments can censor some kinds of speech. There is, however, surprisingly little discussion in both public discourse and theoretical debates on free speech about the duties or responsibilities that speakers have in exercising the right to free speech with respect to other speakers. In this talk the suggestion will be made that there are duties that obligate speakers with an explanation of what those duties are.

Thursday, August 23
6:30pm - 7:45pm
Leichhardt Library (Piazza Level - Italian Forum, 23 Norton St, Leichhardt)
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided
Bookings online or call 9367 9266

Full details as well as registration for the event are available from this link: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/xlV_CD1jy9tvDoMrUWV97Z?domain=eventbrite.com.au

Upcoming talks:
Sept 20, Matthew Kearnes (UNSW) "A Crisis of Expertise? Science, Environment and Democracy”
November 8, Dalia Nassar (Sydney) "German Romanticism"

Simon Lumsden
(Inner West Council philosophy talks program coordinator)

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales | Sydney | NSW 2052 | Australia
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