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25. Society / D. Social Rights / 2. Social Freedom / c. Free speech

[freedom to openly express ideas]

7 ideas
Diogenes said that the most excellent thing among men was freedom of speech [Diog. Laertius on Diogenes of Sin.]
Treason may be committed as much by words as by deeds [Spinoza]
Freedom of speech and writing, within the law, is essential to preserve liberty [Montesquieu]
No government has ever suffered by being too tolerant of philosophy [Hume]
The existence of reason depends on the freedom of citizens to agree, doubt and veto ideas [Kant]
Free speech is very precious, and everyone may speak and write freely (but take responsibility for it) [Mirabeau/committee]
Liberty arises at the point where people can freely and equally discuss things [Mill]