Freedom of Speech on Campus
Sunday, February 26, 2017

What is it

In the last few years, conservatives and liberals alike have accused activists on college campuses of silencing contrary opinions. Many have argued—quite vociferously—that activists’ unwillingness to hear from people with opposing opinions endangers freedom of speech in higher education. But is there really an Orwellian threat to free speech on college campuses? Are activists’ demands for respect actually quashing freedom of thought? And when does one person’s freedom of speech impinge on another’s? John and Ken create a safe space for Greg Lukianoff, co-author of "The Coddling of the American Mind."

Get Philosophy Talk

Radio

Sunday at 11am (pacific) on KALW 91.7 FM Local Public Radio, San Francisco

Podcast

Individual downloads via CDBaby and iTunes. Multipacks and The Complete Philosophy Talk via iAamplify

 

Greg Lukianoff, Attorney and President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Researched By

Mohit Mookim and Jack Herrera

Upcoming Shows

17 December 2017

Is Intuition a Guide to Truth?

Turns out that Galileo was right and Aristotle was wrong: in a vacuum, a feather and a bowling ball will fall from a tall building at exactly the...

24 December 2017

What's Next? Death and the Afterlife

The question of what happens to us after we die remains as mysterious now as it always was. Some think that death amounts to total annihilation of...

31 December 2017

The Examined Year: 2017

A new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the significant events of the previous year. But what ideas and events took shape over the past twelve...