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KJuris: Professor Matthew Kramer (Cambridge) - 'Components of a Theory of Freedom of Expression'

King's Building, Strand Campus, London

22 Jan
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KJuris: King's Legal Philosophy Workshop
Part of KJuris: King's Legal Philosophy Workshop

KJuris Seminar with Professor Matthew Kramer (Cambridge)

Title: 'Components of a Theory of Freedom of Expression'

The King's Legal Philosophy Workshop, directed by Professor Lorenzo Zucca, Professor Massimo Renzo and Dr Ori Herstein is a forum devoted to discussing works in progress by today's leading legal philosophers and theorists as well as by promising younger talents from around the world. While our focus is philosophical and jurisprudential, we construe these terms broadly and welcome all rigorous methodological approaches to legal theory.

The event will discuss:

  1. What are moral absolutes? (Weak versus strong)
  2. What is an absolutist position on freedom of expression?

III. Types of neutrality

  1. Communication-neutrality
  2. Content-neutrality
  3. Viewpoint-neutrality
  4. Speaker-neutrality
  5. Justifications for principle of freedom of expression
  6. Focus on addressors of communications
  7. Focus on addressees of communications
  8. Focus on societal desiderata
  9. Focus on self-restraint as central requirement for any system of governance

Anyone with a keen interest in Legal Philosophy is welcome, the format of the event has now changed. Papers will no longer be circulated in advance. There will be a 45 min presentation, followed by discussion.

Please register your attendance using the link. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the workshops will be held in The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London, Somerset House East Wing, Strand.


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