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Stanley Fish – Analyzing the Meaning of “Free Speech”

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How does the First Amendment really work? Why is it important to understand the difference between free speech and free action? What role, if any, should social media companies like Twitter or Facebook play in policing the online speech?Stanley Fish is a literary theorist, legal scholar, and New York Times best-selling author. He is also a professor of law at Florida International University and a visiting professor of law at the Cardozo School of Law. He explores all of these questions in his most recent book, THE FIRST: HOW TO THINK ABOUT HATE SPEECH, CAMPUS SPEECH, RELIGIOUS SPEECH, FAKE NEWS, POST-TRUTH, AND DONAL TRUMP.In this episode, we’ll hear more about The First Amendment, what it does and doesn’t protect and what kind of speech it regulates. We’ll also discuss some of the contradictions of free speech in 21st-century society. Plus, Stanley’s argument for why academia should always remain “an ivory tower.”Episode Quotes:On free speech protections in private life:“We produce and listen to and consume speech, but the First Amendment, in general, has nothing whatsoever to say about that large swath of human life in which speech is being produced. And many people believe that the legal, constitutional prohibitions against abridging free speech carry over into the sphere of private life, but they do not.”On the diminishing public attention span:“The large amount of interaction between ideas in the public takes place in the instant[...] the point is simply to make your point as vigorously as possible, and then get out of the way and go on to the next point. [It’s] the very opposite of inviting considered reflection and deliberation.”On academia as an “ivory tower”:“The arguments against the academy being an ivory tower are wrong. The academy is and should be an ivory tower. And when it ceases to be, it loses its distinctiveness, the distinctiveness of the task that it can perform, and therefore the distinctiveness of the value or service it can provide in the society. If universities are just political agents with classrooms, let's get rid of the classrooms and go right to it.”Show Links:Stanley Fish Faculty ProfileThe First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump


26 May 2021

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#428 Stanley Fish - There's No Such Thing as Free Speech

The Dissenter

------------------Support the channel------------ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thedissenter PayPal: paypal.me/thedissenter PayPal Subscription 1 Dollar: https://tinyurl.com/yb3acuuy PayPal Subscription 3 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ybn6bg9l PayPal Subscription 5 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ycmr9gpz PayPal Subscription 10 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y9r3fc9m PayPal Subscription 20 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y95uvkao This show is sponsored by Enlites, Learning & Development done differently. Check the website here: http://enlites.com/ Dr. Stanley Fish is Professor of Law at Florida International University and Visiting Professor of Law at Cardoso Law School. In addition to being one of the country’s leading public intellectuals, Professor Fish is an extraordinarily prolific author. Professor Dr. Fish has written for many of the country’s leading law journals. including Stanford Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Yale Law Journal, University of Chicago Law Review, Columbia Law Review, and Texas Law Review. His books include There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It’s a Good Thing, Too (1994); and The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump (2019). In this episode, we focus on free speech. Dr. Fish presents his thesis against the idea that free speech exists, and we discuss its details. We start with a bit of Dr. Fish’s background and where his interest in free speech comes from, and also a definition of free speech. We talk about John Stuart Mill’s position, and the history of the political struggle for free speech. We discuss freedom of speech in the context of academia and the media. We ask if it makes sense to distinguish speech from action, and also address the distinction between freedom of speech and freedom of inquiry. Toward the end, Dr. Fish explains why he thinks “philosophy does not matter”. -- A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS/SUPPORTERS: KARIN LIETZCKE, ANN BLANCHETTE, PER HELGE LARSEN, LAU GUERREIRO, JERRY MULLER, HANS FREDRIK SUNDE, BERNARDO SEIXAS, HERBERT GINTIS, RUTGER VOS, RICARDO VLADIMIRO, BO WINEGARD, CRAIG HEALY, OLAF ALEX, PHILIP KURIAN, JONATHAN VISSER, ANJAN KATTA, JAKOB KLINKBY, ADAM KESSEL, MATTHEW WHITINGBIRD, ARNAUD WOLFF, TIM HOLLOSY, HENRIK AHLENIUS, JOHN CONNORS, PAULINA BARREN, FILIP FORS CONNOLLY, DAN DEMETRIOU, ROBERT WINDHAGER, RUI INACIO, ARTHUR KOH, ZOOP, MARCO NEVES, MAX BEILBY, COLIN HOLBROOK, SUSAN PINKER, THOMAS TRUMBLE, PABLO SANTURBANO, SIMON COLUMBUS, PHIL KAVANAGH, JORGE ESPINHA, CORY CLARK, MARK BLYTH, ROBERTO INGUANZO, MIKKEL STORMYR, ERIC NEURMANN, SAMUEL ANDREEFF, FRANCIS FORDE, TIAGO NUNES, BERNARD HUGUENEY, ALEXANDER DANNBAUER, OMARI HICKSON, PHYLICIA STEVENS, FERGAL CUSSEN, YEVHEN BODRENKO, HAL HERZOG, NUNO MACHADO, DON ROSS, JOÃO ALVES DA SILVA, JONATHAN LEIBRANT, JOÃO LINHARES, OZLEM BULUT, NATHAN NGUYEN, STANTON T, SAMUEL CORREA, ERIK HAINES, MARK SMITH, J.W., JOÃO EIRA, TOM HUMMEL, SARDUS FRANCE, DAVID SLOAN WILSON, YACILA DEZA-ARAUJO, IDAN SOLON, ROMAIN ROCH, DMITRY GRIGORYEV, TOM ROTH, DIEGO LONDOÑO CORREA, YANICK PUNTER, ADANER USMANI, CHARLOTTE BLEASE, MIRAN B, NICOLE BARBARO, AND ADAM HUNT! A SPECIAL THANKS TO MY PRODUCERS, YZAR WEHBE, JIM FRANK, ŁUKASZ STAFINIAK, IAN GILLIGAN, SERGIU CODREANU, LUIS CAYETANO, TOM VANEGDOM, CURTIS DIXON, BENEDIKT MUELLER, VEGA GIDEY, AND NIRUBAN BALACHANDRAN! AND TO MY EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, MICHAL RUSIECKI, ROSEY, JAMES PRATT, AND MATTHEW LAVENDER!


8 Feb 2021

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Stanley Fish on the First Amendment

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In this episode, Stanley Fish, Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law and Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, discusses his new book "The First: How to Think About Hate Speech, Campus Speech, Religious Speech, Fake News, Post-Truth, and Donald Trump," which is published by Simon & Schuster. Fish begins by explaining why the concept of free speech presents such an intractable political problem. He reflects on how that problem plays out in relation to different particular issues, including hate speech and campus speech. He explains why religious speech presents uniquely difficult problems. And he closes by discussing how we should think about information and truth. Fish is on Twitter at @stanleyfish.This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Jul 2020

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The Margins of Language | Stanley Fish, Genia Schönbaumsfeld, Hilary Lawson

Philosophy For Our Times

We use language every day to communicate with others and understand the world. Yet, from metaphors to the mystical, there are many things we seem unable to directly express.To help us explore the limits of language we are joined by eminent literary critic Stanley Fish, Wittgenstein expert Genia Schönbaumsfeld and post-realist philosopher Hilary Lawson. Joanna Kavenna hosts.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


2 Jun 2020

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Political Philosophy Podcast

Should academia be political? Does social-justice have a place on Campus? Does anti-foundationalism imply a particular view of these culture war issues? Stanley Fish and I discuss.

1hr 11mins

7 Dec 2019

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FREE SPEECH With Stanley Fish

Political Philosophy Podcast

Is free speech a coherent idea? is there a neutral standard to decide if something is hate speech? How should we conceptualize liberalism, and how should we argue for it in the age of Trump? Support the podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/PoliticalPhilosophyPodcastBuy The First https://www.amazon.com/First-Speech-Campus-Religious-Post-Truth/dp/1982115246

1hr 13mins

29 Nov 2019

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Free Speech 2: Stanley Fish--There's No Such Thing as Free Speech!

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There’s No Such Thing As Free Speech! Stanley Fish, Visiting Professor at the Cardozo School of Law and author of "There is No Such Thing as Free Speech," makes the case that there isn't—at least not in an absolutist sense. And universities, among other institutions, have always regulated it. One of the leading voices in the American speech debates of the last three decades. Uli Baer teaches literature and photography as University Professor at New York University. A recipient of Guggenheim, Getty and Humboldt awards, in addition to hosting "Speaking of…” he hosts (with Caroline Weber) the podcast "The Proust Questionnaire” and is Editorial Director at Warbler Press. Email ucb1@nyu.edu; Twitter @UliBaer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


8 Oct 2018

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Is There a Truth in This Class? A Conversation with Stanley Fish

Thinking in Public - AlbertMohler.com

The post Is There a Truth in This Class? A Conversation with Stanley Fish appeared first on AlbertMohler.com.


28 Mar 2016

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L@L: Stanley Fish (2011)

Classical Conversations Podcast

Enjoy some of our older archived podcasts where Leigh Bortins interviews different guests. In this episode Leigh interviews author, Stanley Fish as they discuss his most current book, How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One. The episode is from 2011.


6 Feb 2016

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Stanley Fish

Smart People Podcast

Have you ever said to yourself, “Ya know, one day I’m gonna write a book”?  Most people have but they haven’t the slightest clue on how to correctly form INTERESTING sentences.  Sure, you can put words together in a straight line, but if you really want to learn about the art of writing then you...


3 Feb 2011