Hate Speech Law: A Philosophical Examination

2015.09.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alexander Brown, Hate Speech Law: A Philosophical Examination, Routledge, 2015, 362pp., $160.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415885478.
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2015.09.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alexander Brown, Hate Speech Law: A Philosophical Examination, Routledge, 2015, 362pp., $160.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780415885478. Reviewed by Mary Kate McGowan, Wellesley College Hate speech is a highly contested category of speech, rich with philosophical complexity and controversy. Hate speech is difficult to define; its harms are contested and its free speech status disputed. In his book, Alexander Brown investigates various potential justifications for various types of legal regulation of various types of hate speech. These multiplicities are one of his themes. There are many different sorts of arguments offered to justify (or prohibit) the regulation of hate speech, and they rely on different values, assumptions and principles. Moreover, some arguments are better suited to certain types of hate speech regulation and/or the justification of the regulation (or the prohibition of the regulation) of certain types. . .

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