Philosophy Series: With Professor Tara Smith, University of Texas at Austin
The First Amendment encompasses activities of different types – most notably, involving speech, religion, and the press. What is the underlying idea that unites these? Why carve out such activities for distinct legal status?
This Philosophy Series presentation, with a theme of Political Philosophy - will examine the basic rationale and meaning of the First Amendment. In doing so, it will also illuminate its value – what we gain by protecting First Amendment freedoms.
1. Meaning of the First Amendment
2. Value of the First Amendment
3. Two Conceptual Confusions in its Application
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2:00pmVirtual Event