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Dylan Pahman on free speech and cancel culture Acton Line

    • Society & Culture

What is the difference between propriety and virtue, and how does this relate to the constant abuse of free speech we see today? According to economist and philosopher, Adam Smith, propriety is the extent to which our actions accord with social expectations; which themselves are subjective and you could say are relationally determined. Virtue, on the other hand, is the extent to which an action is well-intended and the extent to which it produces that intended result. 
 
Acton Line brings you a conversation with Acton Institute’s Dylan Pahman, research fellow, and Eric Kohn, director of communications.  Pahman is also the managing editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality, a peer reviewed academic journal published by The Acton Institute, that promotes intellectual exploration of the relationship between economics and morality from both a social science and theological perspective. 
 
In this episode, they discuss free speech, the cancel culture, and the difference between propriety and virtue.
Journal of Markets & Morality 
Clobbering free speech with the Constitution 
The constitutional way to defeat cancel culture 
The solution to ‘cancel culture’ is true community
Why do we embrace ‘cancel culture’?
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What is the difference between propriety and virtue, and how does this relate to the constant abuse of free speech we see today? According to economist and philosopher, Adam Smith, propriety is the extent to which our actions accord with social expectations; which themselves are subjective and you could say are relationally determined. Virtue, on the other hand, is the extent to which an action is well-intended and the extent to which it produces that intended result. 
 
Acton Line brings you a conversation with Acton Institute’s Dylan Pahman, research fellow, and Eric Kohn, director of communications.  Pahman is also the managing editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality, a peer reviewed academic journal published by The Acton Institute, that promotes intellectual exploration of the relationship between economics and morality from both a social science and theological perspective. 
 
In this episode, they discuss free speech, the cancel culture, and the difference between propriety and virtue.
Journal of Markets & Morality 
Clobbering free speech with the Constitution 
The constitutional way to defeat cancel culture 
The solution to ‘cancel culture’ is true community
Why do we embrace ‘cancel culture’?
Subscribe to Acton Institute Events podcast  


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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