Libertarianism and Good Manners

Etiquette gets a bit of a bad rap from philosophers. Part of the blame, I suspect, has to go to Philippa Foot, whose otherwise excellent article, "Morality as a System of Hypothetical Imperatives," famously employed etiquette as an example of a set of norms with which we have only trivial reasons … Continue reading

Should Hate Speech Be Illegal?

NYU Philosopher and legal theorist Jeremy Waldron thinks so. That's the subject of his new book, The Harm in Hate Speech. He summarizes the view in this short video. Thoughts BHLers? I've got a pretty good idea where our libertarian commentators are going to come down on this issue. How about … Continue reading