PHIL Seminar: “Censorship, Evidence, and Justification”, Hrishikesh Joshi, 3:30PM May 16 2024 (EN)

Title: Censorship, Evidence, and Justification by Hrishikesh Joshi (University of Arizona, Philosophy)

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Time: 15:30-17:00
Room: H232

Abstract: This paper considers the justification of censorship from the censor’s perspective. Namely: what must the censor’s epistemic position be like in order for her to be justified in enacting a policy of censorship? I argue that this bar is likely to be high, even if we make idealizing assumptions about the censor, and non-idealizing assumptions about the general population.

About the speaker: Hrishikesh Joshi is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. He completed his Ph.D. at Princeton University. He works in social epistemology; philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE); and ethical theory.