Wednesday 12th Feb 2020

Talk: Free Speech in the Digital Age




On 4 February, Dr Nigel Warburton came to address Philosophy students on ‘Free speech in the digital age’.

Dr Warburton is the author of many popular books on philosophy, including the Oxford Very Short Introduction to Free Speech, and the creator of the podcast series Philosophy Bites. His clear and heart-felt review of John Stuart Mill’s (1859) defence of free speech was interspersed with questions to the audience about the limits of free speech and real-life examples of people imprisoned for speaking out.

The talk finished with a good discussion, during which students raised insightful questions and presented challenging cases.