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Can saying something make it so? Sedition, speech act theory and the status of freedom of speech in Australia

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The project is unique in using a well-developed, independently motivated theory of the relation between speech and action to explain how sedition laws might be defended and reformed. It will apply theories that have previously been addressed principally to problems in philosophy of language to the solution of persistent problems in legal and political philosophy pertaining to sedition and freedom of speech. It will redress the shortcomings of the existing legislation and the legal analysis of it. Finally, by applying these philosophical concepts to concrete legal issues, it will help to establish links between philosophy of language, political philosophy, jurisprudence and law.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0879258

Local Award Id


  • 10724

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The project is unique in using a well-developed, independently motivated theory of the relation between speech and action to explain how sedition laws might be defended and reformed. It will apply theories that have previously been addressed principally to problems in philosophy of language to the solution of persistent problems in legal and political philosophy pertaining to sedition and freedom of speech. It will redress the shortcomings of the existing legislation and the legal analysis of it. Finally, by applying these philosophical concepts to concrete legal issues, it will help to establish links between philosophy of language, political philosophy, jurisprudence and law.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0879258

Local Award Id


  • 10724