46 - Aaron Rabinowitz - Is Civility Overrated?


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You can find Aaron’s podcast, Embrace the Void, here: https://voidpod.com/podcasts; and his podcast, Philosophers in Space, co-hosted by Thomas Smith, here: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/ You can find Aaron’s conversations on Letter and write to him here: https://letter.wiki/AaronRabinowitz/conversations Support Aaron here (I’m a patron!): https://www.patreon.com/EmbraceTheVoid Follow Aaron on Twitter: @ETVPod Further References Thomas Chatterton Williams, A Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race (2019) My article on fascism: https://areomagazine.com/2019/08/05/fascism-and-how-to-fight-it-a-letter-exchange/ Martin Luther King, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” (1963): https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/king-papers/documents/letter-birmingham-jail J. S. Mill, On Liberty (1859): econlib.org/library/Mill/mlLbty.html Gurwinder Bhogal, “How Not to Deradicalize a Twitter Neonazi”: https://areomagazine.com/2017/10/28/how-not-to-de-radicalize-a-twitter-neo-nazi/ Rohit Chopra, The Virtual Hindu Rashtra (2019): https://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Hindu-Rashtra-Saffron-Nationalism/dp/9353029570 For our discussion of Jordan Peterson, see the timestamps: https://soundcloud.com/user-761174326/14-william-buckner-and-cody-moser My letter exchange with Nick Kano: https://letter.wiki/conversation/250 Clyde Rathbone’s interview on Embrace the Void: https://voidpod.com/podcasts/2019/11/20/ev-117-letterswiki-with-clyde-rathbone Timestamps 6:15 Is civility fetishised? Tone policing and the difficulty of arguing. 19:10 Should some people be excused from civility? Is frankness itself a privilege? 22:35 Is the left is more averse to free speech than the right? 27:13 Freedom of speech in academe 39:47 The ecological fallacy 47:30 Protesting 50:58 Moral signalling 55:27 Free speech and its trade offs; free speech on social media

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