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Controversial Ideas 2021, 1(1), 6; doi: 10.35995/jci01010006

The Epistemology of No Platforming: Defending the Defense of Stupid Ideas on University Campuses

Received: 18 Sep 2020 / Revised: 15 Apr 2021 / Accepted: 21 Mar 2021 / Published: 25 Apr 2021
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Abstract

No platforming is the practice of preventing or prohibiting someone from contributing to public discussion because that person advances what are—or are thought to be—objectionable views. Some of the most newsworthy cases of no platforming occur on university campuses. Despite what others have claimed, there are no good epistemic reasons for no platforming in that context.
Keywords: no platforming; campus speech; epistemology of free speech; following the argument where it leads; epistemic paternalism; academic freedom
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Veber, M. The Epistemology of No Platforming: Defending the Defense of Stupid Ideas on University Campuses. Controversial_Ideas 2021, 1, 6.
Veber M. The Epistemology of No Platforming: Defending the Defense of Stupid Ideas on University Campuses. Journal of Controversial Ideas. 2021; 1(1):6.
Veber, Michael. 2021. "The Epistemology of No Platforming: Defending the Defense of Stupid Ideas on University Campuses." Controversial_Ideas 1, no. 1: 6.
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