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Free Speech Postmodernism [PDF / EPUB] Free Speech Postmodernism The liberal case for free speech won out in the modern world but it has been under strong attack in the past generation The attacks have come not only from traditional conservatives but increasingly f The liberal case for free speech won out in the modern world but it has been under strong attack in the past generation The attacks have come not only from traditional conservatives but increasingly from the postmodern left In this essay Stephen Hicks presents and Free Speech ePUB Ñ dissects the philosophical arguments made by the postmoderns for speech restrictions and responds with a vigorous and updated liberal case for free speech.


4 thoughts on “Free Speech Postmodernism

  1. says:

    Clear description of the postmodernist argument against free speech Rational discussion presumes the other side values truth and holds their beliefs because they believe them to be an accurate predictive model of the world and would enthusiastically welcome correction to their beliefs in order to build a better predictive model This is clearly not the case hereI dislike the fact that the author took the postmodernist arguments at face value and tried to dispute them for the simple reason that this strategy does not change minds The arguments exist merely to justify beliefs that are held for other reasons I am interested in actually changing minds so that we can build a better world not having a useless philosophical discussionA superior approach to argument with those who do not value truth is to acknowledge that people hold the beliefs that they do because they believe they will help them to meet their needs Then seek to understand how these beliefs are helping them to meet their needs Finally illustrate to them how these zero sum beliefs are actually destructive to them in the long term and to propose alternative positive sum beliefs that would fully meet their needs in a stable and enduring fashion


  2. says:

    To the point Well written Short pointed demonstration of postmodernism's premises and refutations of each His YouTube lectures are excellent and helpful in understanding the issues


  3. says:

    Excellent


  4. says:

    I learned something about the postmodernism initativesI really enjoyed this book These days we hear uite a bit about hate speech speech codes and the assault on free speech itself I learned about the arguments on both sides and in a succinct read


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