Sarah Sorial book published
We’re all very happy to congratulate Sarah Sorial on the publication of her book Sedition and the Advocacy of Violence: Free Speech and Counter-Terrorism, with Routledge. Sarah is an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow here at the University of Wollongong, and she’ll be joining us as a full-time staff member in Philosophy in 2012.
Here’s the book’s own blurb:
This book employs the theoretical framework of ‘speech act theory’ to analyse current legislative frameworks and cases pertaining to sedition or the advocacy of violence and the issue of freedom of speech. An analysis of the relation between speech and action offers a promising way of clarifying confusion over the contested status of speech, which advocates violence as a political strategy. This account reflects an understanding of philosophical issues about both the nature of freedom and speech and how these issues can be applied to concrete legal problems.