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Philosophy in the Bookshop: Timothy Garton Ash
Sat 4 February 2017, 11:00 – 12:00 GMT
Blackwell's is delighted to present the second Philosophy in the Bookshop of the year, with our host Nigel Warburton in conversation with Timothy Garton Ash on the topic of free speech.
Free speech and censorship is becoming an increasingly prominent topic. In Free Speech, Timothy Garton Ash argues, “the internet is…history’s largest sewer.” Terrorist incitements are frequent; lies and disinformation abound; trolls and haters are everywhere. However, on the other side the creation of No Platform policies within universities, supposed to be a bastion of free speech, has been described as censorial, and has faced opposition within several universities.
Nigel Warburton is the author of A Little History of Philosophy and the Very Short Introduction on Free Speech, and runs the philosophy podcast Philosophy bites.
This event is held in the Norrington Room, and is free to attend. Registration is not required.