Intolerance, Censorship and Other Requirements of Rationality: Public lecture by Professor Alasdair MacIntyre 28th October 2010 #dmingml

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This is now this is chance of a lifetime, to hear Alisdair MacIntyre speaking in London.


Intolerance, Censorship and Other Requirements of Rationality

5.30-7.00 p.m., 28th October 2010, Room 2.18, Calcutta House, Castle St, London E1


What are the proper limits of free speech? Can the common good be frustrated by too much tolerance as well as by too little? What principles should be invoked to determine when censorship is justified to permit shared rational deliberation and effective decision-making? 

These provocative questions will be addressed by one of the world’s most influential philosophers, Alasdair MacIntyre, in a public lecture at London Metropolitan University in October. Entitled ‘Intolerance, Censorship and Other Requirements of Rationality’, the lecture will develop Professor MacIntyre’s critique of liberalism and the idea of natural or human rights and pursue his exploration of the possibilities for a contemporary Aristotelian politics.

London Metropolitan University is greatly privileged to host Professor MacIntyre, who is Senior Research Fellow at the university’s Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics (CASEP).

This lecture is organised jointly by CASEP and the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute. We are very pleased to invite you to join us at this free event. As spaces are limited, please register your attendance by emailing

hrsj@londonmet.ac.uk