SAP sponsored event: Democracy, Legitimacy, and Hate Speech

  • Start Date: Jun 1, 2017
  • End Date: Jun 2, 2017
  • Venue Address: School of Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Contact Email: Robert.Simpson@monash.edu
  • URL: https://philevents.org/event/show/31094
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All speakers:


John Gardner
University of Oxford
Amanda Greene
University College London
Eric Heinze
Queen Mary University of London
Jeff Howard
University College London
Rae Langton
Cambridge University
Maleiha Malik
Kings College London
Fabienne Peter
University of Warwick
Gavin Phillipson
Durham University
Robert Simpson
Monash University

Organisers:


Amanda Greene
University College London
Robert Simpson
Monash Philosophy

Topic areas

  •     Applied Ethics
  •     Philosophy of Gender, Race, and Sexuality
  •     Philosophy of Law
  •     Social and Political Philosophy



Open public discourse is a necessary condition of democratic society. Does this mean that the state should refrain from legally restricting racist and religious hate speech? What are the legitimacy conditions for democratic governments more generally? And how do democratic ideals relating to open public discourse interact with democratic ideals relating to social equality?

This conference will bring together a range of perspectives in response to these questions, with a particular focus on Professor Eric Heinze’s recent book Hate Speech and Democratic Citizenship (OUP 2016).

Attendance is open to all academic staff, students, and members of the general public. Registration is not strictly required, but is preferable to assist with planning. Please email Robert.Simpson@monash.edu or Amanda.Greene@ucl.ac.uk.

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