Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts (1993) is a text by Rae Langton which centers on Andrea Dworkin and Catharine MacKinnon's anti-pornography stance.


"Pornography is speech. So the courts declared in judging it protected by the First Amendment. Pornography is a kind of act. So Catharine MacKinnon declared in arguing for laws against it.' Put these together and we have: pornography is a kind of speech act. In what follows I take this suggestion seriously."

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