posted Jun 26, 2003
in Communication Ethics

Communication Ethics book part for What's The Difference?. (This is an automatically generated summary to avoid having huge posts on this page. Click through to read this post.)

Censorship and free speech are often seen as being two aspects of the same thing, with censorship often defined as "the suppression of free speech". Perhaps there is nothing wrong with this definition, but for my purposes, I find I need better ones, perhaps something a little less circular. My definitions have no particular force, of course, but when grappling with problems, one must often clearly define things before one can even begin discussing the problem, let alone solving it. Thus, I will establish my own personal definitions as the analysis I want to do is not possible with a fuzzy conception of what "free speech" is.

 

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