• The Art of Thinking about Freespeech and Pluralism

  • Mon, 03-06-2019 at 19:30
  • Secular Hall
    75 Humberstone Gate
    LE1 1WB Leicester
The Art of Thinking about Freespeech and Pluralism - Secular Hall - Leicester

"Should we intimidate and threaten people into agreeing with us ?"In this discussion, we will explore the pros and cons of using our speech to persuade or threaten/intimidate people into agreeing with us. At first glance, it may appear that persuasion is the obvious way to use speech in order to create positive changes in society. Yet so much of the etiquette we have around our social values is not about persuading, but intimidating and threatening people, for failing to show solidarity with those values. This is especially true over things like the prohibitions against racist and sexist language. £3.00 on the Door