Problem

Irresponsible expression of emotions equated with free speech

Other Names:
Decline of discourse
Erosion of social dialogue
Collapse of systems for verbal exchange
Claim:

In recent decades a change has come over the rules of discourse whereby the marshalling of logic and evidence has lost its prestige. In its place right feeling and good intentions have come to reign as the highest intellectual values and the persuasive earnests of high seriousness. This it was first asserted by a few, and then accepted by many, that the capacity to reason on a subject was less valuable than the bringing to bear of one's political convictions, one's gender experience, or one's social status. The rules of proof, reason and logic are suspended in certain privileged forms of discourse with socio-political implications.

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
11.12.2017 – 13:01 CET