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Quote from Ruth Gavison,

"Describing an action or an event as the “consequence” of speech presupposes that there is some causal connection between them. A central issue in any debate about the limits of free speech is the nature and the imminence of the causal connection between speech and its alleged consequences…. In actual social situations it is impossible to isolate factors and determine their contribution to effects. Such control is extremely complicated even in a scientific laboratory."


Ruth Gavison (more quotes by Ruth Gavison or books by/about Ruth Gavison)


"Incitement and the Limits of the Law," in Censorship and Silencing (Robert C. Post, ed) 1998


Censorship, Control, Speech


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