Freedom of expression must include a license to offend

October 22, 2016, 9:46 pm

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The debate "Freedom of expression must include a license to offend" was started by TheExistentialist on October 22, 2016, 9:46 pm. 11 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 3 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

TheExistentialist posted 2 arguments, Yanksxx21 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.


TheExistentialist, Yanksxx21, Tobibroek, monikofos, Your_dad and 6 visitors agree.
sabrina and 2 visitors disagree.

neveralone
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anything u say will do that though

2 years, 7 months ago
TheExistentialist
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It allows for much more than agreement and disagreement however. If we look at humor for example; should we be able to offend "the other" simply for the sake of our own amusement?

*the other being anyone not in the sphere of participation; anyone who is the subject of the joke.

2 years, 7 months ago

Freedom of speech allows for disagreement and agreement and if you don't agree oh well.

2 years, 7 months ago

This is a topic from Intelligence Squared which was debated a few years ago. I was wondering how many people agree with this statement explicitly; meaning there is no topic and no manner of speaking about any topic which should be off limits or deemed to be an exploitation of the free-speech.

2 years, 7 months ago
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