The Misconceived Search for the Meaning of 'Speech' in Freedom of Speech
Open Journal of Philosophy, 5, 39-42, 2015
6 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2015
Date Written: March 10, 2015
In this (very) short essay, I establish these points: All speech is symbolic; any conduct can be used to communicate a message (i.e., symbolically); government’s purpose in regulating, and not a speaker’s intention to communicate, defines the realm of freedom of expression; and determining the value of speech has a denominator problem.
Keywords: Speech, Symbolic Speech, Low Value Speech, Governmental Purpose
JEL Classification: K10
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