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Trust and Toleration

By Richard H. Dees

© 2005 – Routledge

192 pages

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Toleration would seem to be the most rational response to deep conflicts. However, by examining the conditions under which trust can develop between warring parties, it becomes clear that a fundamental shift in values - a conversion - is required before toleration makes sense. This book argues that maintaining trust is the key to stable practices of toleration.

Table of Contents

Part One: Arguments for Toleration

Part Two: Trust and the Rationality of Toleration

Part Three: The Conversion to Toleration

Part Four: Establishing Toleration

Part Five: Of Socinians: Toleration and the Limits of Trust

Part Six: Of Homosexuals: Trust and the Practices of Public Reason

About the Author

Richard H. Dees is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990 and taught at Saint Louis University from 1990-2003. Besides toleration, his research interests are in the philosophical and historical works of David Hume, in the political thought of the American Revolution, and in bioethics.

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Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Political