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What is freedom of speech?

There are various questions regarding freedom of speech, but didn't find any about what it really means. Therefore, what does it mean freedom of speech? Is it the right to say everything without ...
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What is the decisive point for classifying a certain speech as unacceptable?

How did it come to be determined that certain (hate) speech is unacceptable? What is the decisive point?
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Would there be free will if we assume a stochastic component in the decision making?

I was reading this answer regarding materialism and free will. It says that, under the assumption that there isn't a random process underlying decision making, there is no free will. And isn't that a ...
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Which philosophers believe freedom (liberty) is more important than one's own life and how did they argue this?

In history, are there any philosophers who believe that freedom (liberty) is in general more important than one's own life and wrote books/articles to argue this? What are their arguments/reasoning in ...
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Can "freedom toward death" have 'freedom' translated out of it?

The term "freedom toward death" appears in Heidegger's Being and Time, e.g. p255 to be itself in the passionate anxious freedom toward death, which is free of the illusions of the they, factical, ...
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