“Free Speech” and “Offensive” Speech on Campus

Peter Scott

Abstract


Debates about free speech and academic freedom—and their limits—have become sharper but also more confused. Conservatives demand greater restrictions, but so too do radicals worried that offensive speech may disrupt campus communities. Universities have a special responsibility to secure the right balance between free expression and offensive speech. 

 


Keywords


Free Speech; academic freedom; political correctness

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.91.10122

 

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