Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Unspeakable Illocutionary Silencing :Langton’s Free Speech Argument Against Pornography
a right to pornography;speech-act theory;Catharine MacKinnon;Rae Langton;unspeakable illocutionary silencing
|Issue Date:||2012-09-04 10:42:11 (UTC+8)|
Famous anti-pornography feminists, Catharine MacKinnon and Rae Langton believe that pornography harms women in a very spe-cial and serious way: by silencing them or violating their civil right to freedom of speech. Langton believes that an analysis of the con-cept of speech acts shows that pornography silences women’s voices. Therefore, pornography destroys political liberty and should not be allowed. Pornography may thus make potential speech acts un-speakable for women, not by preventing them from producing or distributing sounds and scrawls, but by preventing women from do-ing things with their words. In what follows, I will argue that Lang-ton’s view would impose a burdensome range of duties on individu-als. This suggests that there are some powerful liberal reasons for thinking that the right to free speech should not include any mini-mal receptiveness requirement on the part of audiences.
|Relation:||歐美研究, 39(1), 169-224|
|Appears in Collections:||[哲學系] 期刊論文|
Files in This Item:
All items in 學術集成 are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.