publication . Article . Conference object . 2008

Freedom of expression, deliberation, autonomy and respect

Christian Rostboll;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
This paper elaborates on the deliberative democracy argument for freedom of expression in terms of its relationship to different dimensions of autonomy. It engages the objection that Enlightenment theories pose a threat to cultures that reject autonomy and argues that autonomy-based democracy is not only compatible with but necessary for respect for cultural diversity. On the basis of an intersubjective epistemology, it argues that people cannot know how to live on mutually respectful terms without engaging in public deliberation and developing some degree of personal autonomy. While freedom of expression is indispensable for deliberation and autonomy, this does...
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free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science, Deliberation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Enlightenment, Liberalism, Know-how, Democracy, Autonomy, Law, Cultural diversity, Sociology, Deliberative democracy, Social science
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publication . Article . Conference object . 2008

Freedom of expression, deliberation, autonomy and respect

Christian Rostboll;