Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

2015.04.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law, Princeton University Press, 2014, 234pp., $35.00
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2015.04.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law, Princeton University Press, 2014, 234pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781400852529. Reviewed by Robert Mark Simpson, University of Chicago/Monash University The words 'communication' and 'community' are etymologically descended from Latin terms that refer to the notion of things being shared or held in common. And there's surely something to be said -- in view of that etymological relation, but also for other reasons -- in favor of an understanding of these two concepts that emphasizes their connection to one another. Community might be conceived of as a state of human affairs defined by the establishment or maintenance of reliable channels of interpersonal communication. Communication might be understood, in turn, as encompassing forms of idea-transmission that express or conduce to communal relations with others. One consequence of. . .

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