Communication and Collective Goods - Jeremy Waldron: The Harm in Hate Speech
We begin the term with the second new work for First-Year Studies. This is a book that provides a philosophical and legal framework for understanding the contemporary question of hate speech. One of the goals of a liberal arts education is to gain facility entering into close written argumentation about contemporary issues, and this work is a model of argument building. It also marks a turn in our approach to thinking about community. In this book, we examine a direct threat to any ideal community, and consider how words sometimes act more like bricks than as reasoned statements. (Adopted Winter 2022)
Phelan, Mark, "Communication and Collective Goods - Jeremy Waldron: The Harm in Hate Speech" (2022). First-Year Studies Lectures. 17.