So to Speak podcast: ‘Free speech and justified true belief’ with professor Joseph Blocher

March 19, 2020

Why is it important that we protect freedom of speech?

On today’s episode of So to Speak: The Free Speech Podcast, we speak with Duke University School of Law professor Joseph Blocher, who argues that one of the most common justifications for free speech — creating a “marketplace of ideas” in our search for truth — rests on unstable ground in our “post-truth” era. In his article, “Free Speech and Justified True Belief,” Blocher argues for a reframing of this epistemic theory of free speech around knowledge, rather than truth.

We are joined in this discussion by frequent guest and First Amendment News Editor Ronald K.L. Collins.

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