PHI 306 EC Ch 21

PHI 306 EC Ch 21 - Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 21...

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Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 21 Feminism, Pornography, and Censorship 1.) What principle does Wicclair seem to accept that tells us under what conditions we are justified in limiting freedom of expression? Wicclair seems to accept the harm principle, which allows us to restrict someone’s freedom in order to prevent harm to others. He says that censorship of pornography seems to be a legitimate means of preventing harm to women. 2.) Why does Wicclair think that the above principle cannot be used at this time to justify limiting the freedom to create or obtain pornography? Wicclair provides reasons as to why the harm principle cannot be used to justify limiting the freedom to create or obtain pornography. He claims that it is important to recognize the difference between words and images, and actions. He adds that in recognizing the difference, exceptions to the principle of freedom of expression are only justified if these words and images pose a “clear and present danger” of harm or injury. Wicclair says it is doubtful that pornography satisfies the “clear and present danger”
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PHI 306 EC Ch 21 - Lauren Napolitano Extra Credit Ch 21...

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