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Bad Language at LSE

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Time 18:30
Date 03/12/18
Price Free

Join speakers Emma Byrne, John Gallagher and Rebecca Roache as they navigate the deeper issues around swearing, slurring, and slander. Swear-jars at the ready, folks!

Language allows us to communicate. It also allows us to charm, shock, delight, and offend. It is political and we can use it to harm and manipulate. And some words are just not okay in polite company. Should there ever be restraints on what can be said? If so, what kind?

Emma Byrne is author of Swearing is Good for You: the Amazing Science of Bad Language.
John Gallagher is Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Leeds.
Rebecca Roache is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Clare Moriarty is Fellow, The Forum and a doctoral researcher at King’s College London.

The Forum for European Philosophy is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.