Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Steven Pinker on taboos, political correctness and dissent

A useful video, which looks to be made up from excerpts from a longer interview.

I particularly admire the way that Pinker does not invent abstract rights to make the case for free speech. Instead, just as Mill and Popper did, he points to the unwelcome consequences of not allowing freedom of speech.

Thanks to Boing Boing.

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