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dc.contributor.authorLepoutre, M
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-23T11:47:45Z
dc.date.available2017-11-23T11:47:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-01
dc.identifier.issn0037-802X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/269589
dc.description.abstractJeremy 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 philosophy of language, counterspeech does not block enough hate speech; according to the second, counterspeech blocks too much speech. Although these objections should qualify our optimism regarding counterspeech, I demonstrate that each can be turned, with even greater force, against hate speech bans.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by a AHRC doctoral studentship, grant number: AH/L503897/1.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherPhilosophy Documentation Center
dc.titleHate Speech in Public Discourse: A Pessimistic Defense of Counterspeech
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameSocial Theory and Practice
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.15815
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-06-11
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.5840/soctheorpract201711125
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-06-11
dc.contributor.orcidLepoutre, Maxime [0000-0001-7573-8585]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-11-08


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