ISBN-10:
0813124247
ISBN-13:
9780813124247
Pub. Date:
12/15/2006
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Reflections on Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment

Reflections on Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment

by George Anastaplo
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The guarantee of free speech enshrined in the U.S. Bill of Rights draws upon two millennia of Western thought about the value and necessity of free inquiry. Acclaimed legal scholar George Anastaplo traces the philosophical development of the idea of free inquiry from Plato's Apology to Socrates to John Milton's Areopagitica. He describes how these seminal texts and others by such diverse thinkers as St. Paul, Thomas More, and John Stuart Mill influenced the formation and the earliest applications of the First Amendment. Anastaplo also focuses on the critical free speech implications of a dozen Supreme Court cases and shows how First Amendment interpretations have evolved in response to modern events. Reflections on Freedom of Speech and the First Amendment grounds its vision of America's most basic freedoms in the intellectual traditions of Western political philosophy, providing crucial insight into the legal challenges of the future through the lens of the past.

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ISBN-13: 9780813124247
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 12/15/2006
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

George Anastaplo, professor of law at Loyola University in Chicago and lecturer in the liberal arts at the University of Chicago, is the author of numerous books, including Reflections on Constitutional Law and The Constitutionalist.

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