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Aspects of Toleration Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 41

ISBN 9780415645980
Published July 10, 2012 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1985, these essays relate philosophical questions about the meaning and justification of toleration to debates about such issues as religious freedom, racial discrimination, pornography and censorship. Many take their point of departure from classic works, especially J S Mill’s On Liberty and many consider recent developments in moral and political philosophy.

Table of Contents

Introduction  John Horton and Susan Mendus  1. Toleration, Individual Differences and Respect for Persons  Albert Weale  2. Toleration and the Right to Freedom  Thomas Baldwin  3. Repressive Toleration Revisited: Mill, Marcuse, MacIntyre  Alex Callinicos 4. Toleration and the English Blasphemy Law  David Edwards  5. Harm, Offence and Censorship  Susan Mendus  6. Toleration, Morality and Harm  John Horton  7. Toleration, Harm and Moral Effect  Peter Jones  8. Toleration as a Moral Ideal  Peter P. Nicholson

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'Almost all the essays present aspects of toleration in a new perspective, often illuminating controversial issues of contemporary public debate.' - D. D. Raphael