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LSS: Greg Scorzo - The art of thinking (discussion series)

Description: THE ART OF THINKING – GREG SCORCZO - SUMMER 2019

The 'Art of Thinking' sessions are run by philosopher Dr Greg Scorzo, editor of 'Culture on the Offensive' (https://www.cultureontheoffensive.com/).

In this session Dr Scorzo asks

"Free Speech and Pluralism: Should we intimidate and threaten people into agreeing with us?"

In this discussion, we will explore the pros and cons of using our speech to persuade or threaten/intimidate people into agreeing with us. At first glance, it may appear that persuasion is the obvious way to use speech in order to create positive changes in society. Yet so much of the etiquette we have around our social values is not about persuading, but intimidating and threatening people, for failing to show solidarity with those values. This is especially true over things like the prohibitions against racist and sexist language.

Followed by open exploration, discussion, debate and tea.

No experience of academic philosophy is needed. Each session stands alone – come to as many as you wish.

Admission £3 on the door, no booking necessary.

Location: Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB
Date: Monday, 3 June 2019
Time: 19:30 BST
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Friday, 18 January 2019 14:45 GMT

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