Human liberty and freedom of speech /

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Author / Creator:Baker, C. Edwin.
Imprint:New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 385 pages)
Subject:Freedom of speech -- United States.
Liberté d'expression -- États-Unis.
LAW -- Constitutional.
LAW -- Public.
Freedom of speech.
Recht van meningsuiting.
United States.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-369) and index.
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Summary:This is a paperback reprint of an OUP/USA hardcover published in September 1989. To date the predominant rationale for freedom of speech has been the "marketplace of ideas" theory, which holds that the truth will be discovered only through debate free from government interference. In Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech, Baker critiques the assumptions underlying the various versions of this theory and develops a liberty theory which, he argues, has deep roots in Supreme Court decisions and our political history. Baker contends that a liberty theory is more philosophically sound, more interpretatively persuasive and more protective of speech than the judically and intellectual dominant market place of ideas theory.
Other form:Print version: Baker, C. Edwin. Human liberty and freedom of speech. New York : Oxford University Press, 1989 0195057775