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On Free Speech (Forum for European Philosophy public discussion)

2 June 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Recent events have provoked a public debate about the right to free speech. In a continuation of this debate, we will bring together philosophers and campaigners to examine the philosophical underpinnings of free speech, and how recent events should affect our thinking about it.

Lisa Appignanesi, (@LisaAppignanesi) prize-winning writer, novelist, broadcaster and cultural commentator, is Visiting Professor in the Department of English at King’s College London.

Rae Langton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge.

Stephen Law is Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London.

Peter McDonald is Professor of English and Related Literature at the University of Oxford.

Chair: Peter Dennis is an LSE Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfreespeech

A podcast of this event is available here.


2 June 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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