Title

The Misconceived Search for the Meaning of 'Speech' in Freedom of Speech

Authors

Larry Alexander

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

In this (very) short essay, I establish these points: All speech is symbolic; any conduct can be used to communicate a message (i.e., symbolically); government’s purpose in regulating, and not a speaker’s intention to communicate, defines the realm of freedom of expression; and determining the value of speech has a denominator problem.

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