Quincy University’s Dr. Jonathan Miles, associate professor of theology, presented at Sacramento State for “The Ethics of Saying Things” Symposium sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies in November 2017. The symposium focused on discussing the limitations of the First Amendment on American college campuses. His presentation was a culmination of his own research in which he argued that there are not only moral problems with Title IX culture but problems with the ability of groups to know how to regulate viewpoints.
“I consider free speech to be one of the most important and misunderstood topics of our time,” Dr. Miles said. “I enjoy the question and answer portion of the presentations the most because I can interact with the audience, consider objections to my position, and hopefully make them better.”
Dr. Miles’ own research focuses on the relationship between ethics and epistemology and how this relates to practical issues like free speech. He also uses talking points of his presentation during his philosophy course, Speech, Hate, and Philosophy.
His presentation can be found on YouTube.