Freethinking: Protecting Freedom of Thought Amidst the New Battle for the Mind (Hardback)Simon McCarthy-Jones (author)
Scientific advances and new technologies are letting others manipulate our minds more easily than ever before. Now, those tasked with protecting our minds are finally preparing to fight back. As we speak, the United Nations is seeking to pin down a concrete right to free thought and enshrine it in international law alongside life, education and protest.
But what is thought? And what makes it free? And how can it best be protected? Freethinking explores what an effective right to freedom of thought would look like, and asks how we might build a culture of free thought, and whether that's even what we want.
In an uncertain and rapidly evolving world, Freethinking shows that there are solutions to the forces buffeting our minds.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 35 mm
'Excellent and beyond timely. McCarthy-Jones sees the right to freedom of thought as among other essential things the right to enquire, debate and protest, and the right not to be manipulated and lied to. He has identified a great challenge for our time - clarifying and asserting this right - and issued a clarion call to meet it.'
'Impressive... a wide-ranging study... McCarthy-Jones offers a utopian vision of a "deep enlightenment" in which society is restructured, from its streets to its libraries, to improve conditions for free thought.'-- Literary Review
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