Tag: Liberalism

Towards a post-liberal theory of free expression

Controversies about free expression now saturate the news more than ever before.  They certainly erupt whenever Donald Trump opens his mouth.  Questions have also arisen as to whether anti-immigration slurs incited post-Brexit attacks on minorities.  By ‘expression’ I mean not only words, but also other expressive conduct—whatever messages the burkini sends, it’s causing the French…

Concerning a Critical Legal Pedagogy: Exposing Race-Thinking in Political Canon

Locke’s philosophy worked to entrench slavery as a politically justifiable practice, effectively extending property rights to a select few while encouraging the political legitimacy of race-​based persecution. John Locke is considered the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and a leading philosopher of British empiricism – in other words, the theory that knowledge is primarily derived from sensory…