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What is the point of Free Speech?

Professor Rae Langton of the Faculty of Philosophy explores free speech in a talk at TEDx Cambridge.

Has there even been a time when free speech has been a more contentious issue on university campuses? Rae Langton charges into the debate from a philosophical perspective. She argues that in order to elucidate the boundaries (if they exist) within which free speech may operate it is essential to consider what the point of free speech is in the first place.

Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and one of Prospect Magazine's €˜Top 50 World Thinkers€™ of 2014, Rae Langton is an expert on moral, political and feminist philosophy.