I spent $65 to get Cornell to dig up and digitize May Preston’s dissertation. If everyone puts in $1, I can (eventually…) recoup that money and put it toward digitizing the next American women philosopher’s dissertation (and/or other works). Then, $1 for each of those, and it can go on and on until they’re all digitized!
Thank you for your help!
May Preston Slosson’s Dissertation: Different Theories of Beauty (PDF)
May Preston was the first woman to receive a PhD in Philosophy in the US. The year was 1880 and the school, Cornell University. Her dissertation – and thus the first US woman philosopher’s dissertation – was on Aesthetics.
See my and seven other expert views here.
[NB: It shouldn’t need to be said but I’ll say it anyway: to the best of my knowledge there has been absolutely *no* evidence of Twitter “shadowbanning” conservatives on its platform. The point of this article is to ask whether Trump could do anything, even if Twitter were censoring (which it almost surely is not)]. Legal-types like hypotheticals.
PSA: The First Amendment does not insulate companies from anticompetition law.
Imagine a world in which every time a business released a deceptive ad (e.g. claiming their herbal cure cures diabetes in 24-hours!!!) the company could shield itself from FTC litigation by claiming their lies are fully protected by the First Amendment. It’s absurd.
The fact that one is speaking does not a magical shield against all legal liability make.
My piece, “Google and Facebook don’t qualify for First Amendment protections,” has been published with The Guardian this afternoon. It’s a (very) condescend version of my Emerging Threats essay with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University.
My contribution to The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University’s Emerging Threats series is now up, as is a great introduction by David Pozen and responses from Eric Goldman, Frank Pasquale, and Genevieve Lakier.
(here’s the PDF version of my piece)(here’s the PDF on SSRN)
More on the Series from their site:
“The Knight First Amendment Institute’s Emerging Threats series invites leading thinkers to identify and grapple with newly arising or intensifying structural threats to the system of free expression. Fake news, hostile audiences, powerful private platforms, government secret-keeping, and other phenomena have the potential to destabilize political systems and undermine economic and social reform. The papers in the series explore ways to address these threats and preserve the foundations of democracy essential to healthy open societies, including the United States.
The Emerging Threats series is edited by David Pozen, professor at Columbia Law School and inaugural visiting scholar at the Knight Institute.”