Discussing with the Enemy

On Discursive Irrationality in the Free Speech Domain

Authors

  • Minor E. Salas Universidad de Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5347/42.2015.84

Keywords:

freedom of speech, argumentation, limits of reason, tolerance, aggression, dogmatism, epistemology

Abstract

Can we rationally speak to someone who offends our beliefs, dishonors our logical faith and laughs at our personal and theoretical opinions? Can we discuss with the enemy (political, ideological or doctrinal enemy…)? This paper is a theoretical-philosophical attempt to think analytically (far beyond the legal dogmatic) about this controversial issue. It explores the limits, possibilities and confines of freedom of speech, from a realistic theory of argumentation and from a pragmatics of normative discourse. It takes as examples the conflicts generated by radical groups of the neo-fascist type, religious sects or violent social movements.

Published

2019-05-13

How to Cite

Salas, M. E. (2019). Discussing with the Enemy: On Discursive Irrationality in the Free Speech Domain. Isonomía - Revista De teoría Y filosofía Del Derecho, (42), 83–109. https://doi.org/10.5347/42.2015.84

Issue

Section

Research Articles