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Freedom of speech

Shackel, Nicholas 2016. Freedom of speech. In: ten Have, Henk ed. Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Berlin: Springer, pp. 1305-1309. (10.1007/978-3-319-09483-0_201)

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Abstract

Freedom of speech is a fundamental right that can be defended on consequentialist and deontological grounds. Free speech in bioethics has been under threat for 50 years and is perhaps more vulnerable since the millennium due to the new rhetoric of intolerance and new laws suppressing speech. Nevertheless, it is evident that free speech is a necessity for the proper conduct of bioethics, especially given the ethical challenges that the global diffusion of biotechnology has brought and will continue to bring. That necessity can be defended on the very same grounds that the general liberty can be defended.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Additional Information: Living Reference Work
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319094823
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/82211

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