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.
- Video of conversation
- Podcast transcript
- “Coronavirus and the failure of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’” by Greg Lukianoff
- “Bans” by Joseph Blocher
- National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Bacerra (2018)
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