Don't Censor Me!


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By Michael Maharrey. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Should "dangerous" or "hateful" speech be shut down? Censorship is all the rage right now. A lot of people reason that as long as the government isn't shutting people down, private censorship is OK, perhaps even beneficial to society. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I argue that censorship - even by private entities - is never virtuous and is antithetical to a free society, invoking arguments from philosophers John Stuart Mill and David Hume. I also open the show with a short discussion on human nature and our obsession with control.

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