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Mary Kate McGowan
Wellesley College
  1. Debate: On silencing and sexual refusal.Mary Kate McGowan - 2009 - Journal of Political Philosophy 17 (4):487-494.
    This paper argues that an addressee's failure to recognize a speaker's authority can constitutes another form of silencing.
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  2. On Racist Hate Speech and the Scope of a Free Speech Principle.Mary Kate McGowan & Ishani Maitra - 2009 - Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 23 (2):343-372.
    In this paper, we argue that to properly understand our commitment to a principle of free speech, we must pay attention to what should count as speech for the purposes of such a principle. We defend the view that ‘speech’ here should be a technical term, with something other than its ordinary sense. We then offer a partial characterization of this technical sense. We contrast our view with some influential views about free speech , and show that our view has (...)
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  3. The ethics of free speech.Mary Kate McGowan - 2010 - In John Skorupski (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Ethics. Routledge. pp. 769-780.
    This paper clarifies the legal right to free speech, identifies ways that speech can be harmful, and discusses pornography hate speech, and lies. It is also written for a non-technical audience.
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  4. Review: Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law. [REVIEW]Mary Kate McGowan - 2016 - Ethics 126 (2):536-541.
    This is a review of Shiffrin's _Speech Matters_.
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  5. Shiffrin, Seana Valentine. Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law.Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014. Pp. 234. $35.00. [REVIEW]Mary Kate McGowan - 2016 - Ethics 126 (2):536-541.
    This is a review of Seana Shiffrin's _Speech Matters_.
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