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Obscenity and Film Censorship

An Abridgement of the Williams Report

Bernard Williams



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Cambridge University Press
15 October 2015
Ethics & moral philosophy; Social & political philosophy; Ethical issues: censorship
When it first appeared in 1979, the Williams Report on Obscenity and Film Censorship provoked strong reactions. The practical issues and political principles examined are of continuing interest and remain a crucial point of reference for discussions on obscenity and censorship. Presented in a fresh series livery for the twenty-first century, and with a specially commissioned preface written by Onora O'Neill, illuminating its continuing importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this abridged edition of Bernard Williams's Report presents all the main findings and arguments of the full report, central to which is the application of Mill's 'harm principle' and the conclusion that restrictions are out of place where no harm can be reasonably thought to be done.
Edited by:   Bernard Williams
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 158mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   470g
ISBN:   9781107113770
ISBN 10:   1107113776
Series:   Cambridge Philosophy Classics
Pages:   234
Publication Date:   15 October 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Bernard Williams (1929-2003) was one of the leading moral philosophers of the twentieth century. He was knighted in 1999 and was Monroe Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley until his death in 2003.

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