The ‘Art of Thinking’ about Freespeech and Pluralism, Leicester Secular Hall, June 3rd, 7.30pm
Philosopher Dr Greg Scorzo
Should we intimidate and threaten people into agreeing with us?
In this discussion, we will explore the pros and cons of using our speech to persuade or threaten/intimidate people into agreeing with us. At first glance, it may appear that persuasion is the obvious way to use speech in order to create positive changes in society. Yet so much of the etiquette we have around our social values is not about persuading, but intimidating and threatening people, for failing to show solidarity with those values. This is especially true over things like the prohibitions against racist and sexist language.
£3.00 on the Door