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Speaking and listening to acts of political dissent

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    Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in CR Johnson (ed.), Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public, on 12/02/2018, available online: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781138744288

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVoicing Dissent
Subtitle of host publicationThe Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public
EditorsCasey Rebecca Johnson
ISBN (Electronic)9781351721578
ISBN (Print)9781138744288
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2018


In their article, Chrisman and Hubbs are concerned with the norms on political dissent, which is a subset of political speech. Chrisman and Hubbs discuss two ways to understand the role of political speech in a just democracy: the liberal and Rousseauean. These two ways of understanding the role of political speech in turn offer two distinct ways of justifying political dissent. Both views, however, are insufficiently morally neutral, so Chrisman and Hubbs offer a third and preferable account. Theirs is a speech-act analysis of dissent.

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