Toleration A Critical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0415322901
ISBN-13: 9780415322904
Edition: 2004
List price: $43.95
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Description: Why should we be tolerant? What does it mean to "live and let live"? What ought to be tolerated and what not? br br i Toleration: A Critical Introduction /i is a comprehensive and accessible philosophical introduction to toleration. The first part  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Why should we be tolerant? What does it mean to "live and let live"? What ought to be tolerated and what not? br br i Toleration: A Critical Introduction /i is a comprehensive and accessible philosophical introduction to toleration. The first part of the book clearly and coherently introduces and assesses the major theoretical accounts of toleration, examining toleration in light of challenges from skepticism, value pluralism and reasonableness. Catriona McKinnon also draws from those philosophers whose theories are central to toleration, from Locke and Mill to Rawls. br br In the second part of the book, McKinnon applies the theories of toleration to urgent contemporary problems such as female circumcision, the French headscarves affair, artistic freedom, pornography and censorship, and holocaust denial. br br i Toleration: A /i i Critical Introduction /i provides a solid theoretical base to those who value toleration, whilst considering the challenges toleration faces in practice. It provides an ideal starting point for those coming to the topic for the first time, and anyone interested in the challenges facing toleration today.

Acknowledgements
Toleration: a call to arms
Opposition and restraint
Toleration from scepticism
Toleration from value pluralism
Toleration from reasonableness
Political harm: the liberal paradigm
Culture and citizenship: headscarves and circumcision
Artistic expression
Pornography and censorship
Holocaust denial
Conclusion: new challenges for liberal toleration
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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