The Origins of Freedom of Speech

A contemporary human right born from the popular revolt of morality

A speech by Martin Luther King Jr. Photo by Julian Wasser. Accessed through Time Life Pictures | Getty Images

I’I’ve been studying the philosophy of freedom for some time. I’m particularly interested in analyzing the idea of “freedom” across cultures. What strikes me as interesting and perplexing is that while “freedom of speech” is taken to be a rudimentary virtue and right for most Western liberalist…

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Wei Xiang

Wei Xiang

I was once asked about the origins of the universe. So, here I am doing philosophy. Ethics | Intellectual History | Chinese Comparative Philosophy