Doktrynalna legitymizacja idei wolności słowa

  1. Łukasz Machaj ORCiD: 0000-0002-7247-0138l.machaj@prawo.uni.wroc.pl

Abstract

 

DOCTRINAL JUSTIFICATIONS OF THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Freedom of speech is one of the foundational values of contemporary liberal and democratic systems. The article analyzes four most important doctrinal justifications for extending afar-reach­ing protection for expression. First, respect for free speech is alogical corollary and consequence of respecting individual dignity and liberty. Second, free market of ideas is the best way of attaining truth and fostering healthy public debate. Third, freedom of speech is an indispensable condition of democratic political system. Fourth, respecting free speech helps create tolerant and open-minded society.

 

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Przegląd Prawa i Administracji

109, 2017

Pages from 247 to 260

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