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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Freedom of Speech

John Stuart held the view that freedom of speech was necessary for staying secure from corrupt or tyrannical governments. This paper shall first expound the arguments Mill puts forth to support his position. Second, Andrew Levine in his book "Engaging Political Philosophy" examines Mill's arguments, focusing on the role competency plays in his arguments. This paper shall outline what Levine has to say on Mill. Third, the author of this paper shall focus on a potential problem for Mill with regards to competency.

Presenter: William Liktor (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Philosophy
Location: 26 Hartwell
Time: 3 pm (Session IV)