Freedom of speech

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-S008-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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References and further reading

  • Baker, C.E. (1989) Human Liberty and Freedom of Speech, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (A comprehensive study which integrates philosophical and legal issues.)

  • Fish, S. (1994) There is No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It’s a Good Thing Too, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    (A sceptical appraisal of enthusiasm for free speech.)

  • MacKinnon, C.A. (1994) Only Words, London: Harper Collins.

    (An impassioned attack upon attempts to defend pornography and racism through free speech.)

  • Meiklejohn, A. (1965) Political Freedom, New York: Oxford University Press.

    (A democratic defence of free speech.)

  • Mill, J.S. (1859) On Liberty, London: Dent, 1972.

    (Probably the most influential defence of free speech ever written.)

  • Milton, J. (1644) Areopagitica, in K. Barton (ed.) Prose Writings of Milton, London: Dent, 1970.

    (A classic early defence of free speech.)

  • Scanlon, T. (1972) ‘A Theory of Freedom of Expression’, Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (2): 204–226.

    (A defence of free expression grounded in autonomy and rationality.)

  • Schauer, F. (1982) Free Speech: A Philosophical Enquiry, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    (A comprehensive philosophical study.)

Citing this article:
Jones, Peter. Bibliography. Freedom of speech, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-S008-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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