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