J.S. Mill's Boundaries of Freedom of Expression: A Critique

@article{CohenAlmagor2017JSMB,
  title={J.S. Mill's Boundaries of Freedom of Expression: A Critique},
  author={Raphael Cohen-Almagor},
  journal={Philosophy},
  year={2017},
  volume={92},
  pages={565 - 596}
}
Abstract The essay opens with some background information about the period in which J.S. Mill wrote. The discussion revolves around the concept of blasphemy which Mill considered to be highly problematic. Tagging unpopular views as ‘blasphemous’ amounted to abuse of governmental powers and infringed on the basic liberties of the out-of-favour speakers. The discussion on blasphemy sets the scene to the understanding of Mill's concerns, his priorities and consequently his emphasis on the widest… 

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