Published July 1, 1998
by Princeton University Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||280|
Cohens account of toleration, unsurprisingly, is rooted Andrew J. Cohen’s Toleration starts with the “aim to provide a clear and lively introduction to the issues surrounding toleration” (1). He successfully, in my view, achieves this aim. He grounds the concept of toleration historically in the history of western liberalism/5. Book Description Toleration is an indispensable yet ambivalent concept in pluralistic societies. Is it based on mutual respect or on condescension? Why is it right to tolerate what is wrong?Cited by: 7. Drawing on the work of philosophers, such as Locke, Mill and Rawls, whose theories are central to toleration, the book provides a solid theoretical base to those who value toleration, whilst considering the challenges toleration faces in by: This book traces the growth of philosophical justifications of toleration. The contributors discuss the grounds on which we may be required to be tolerant and the proper limits of toleration. They consider the historical and conceptual relation between toleration and scepticism and ask whether toleration is justified by considerations of Cited by:
In his Six Books of a Commonweal (), he develops a purely political justification of toleration, following the thought of the so-called Politiques, whose main concern was the stability of the state. For them, the preservation of political sovereignty took primacy over the preservation of religious unity, and toleration was recommended as a superior policy in a situation of religious plurality and strife. The Treatise on Tolerance on the Occasion of the Death of Jean Calas from the Judgment Rendered in Toulouse is a work by French philosopher Voltaire, published in , in which he calls for tolerance between religions, and targets religious fanaticism, especially that of the Jesuits, indicting all superstitions surrounding religions. In this book one of the most influential political theorists of our time discusses the politics of toleration. Michael Walzer examines five "regimes of toleration"—from multinational empires to immigrant societies—and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each regime, as well as the varying forms of toleration and exclusion each fosters. Toleration is remarkably bold yet remarkably engaging, simply written, and brimming with insight." David Schmidtz, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom "Cohen's book provides an exemplary analysis of what toleration is (and is not), and a lucid assessment of the reasons - strong and weak - Author: Andrew Jason Cohen.
Toleration is remarkably bold yet remarkably engaging, simply written, and brimming with insight." David Schmidtz, Center for the Philosophy of Freedom "Cohen's book provides an exemplary analysis of what toleration is (and is not), and a lucid assessment of the reasons - strong and weak - why it is so valuable."Brand: Wiley. Catriona McKinnon presents a comprehensive, yet accessible introduction to toleration in her new book. Divided into two parts, the first clearly introduces and assesses the major theoretical accounts of toleration, examining it in light of challenges from scepticism, value pluralism and reasonableness. Ever since humankind raised its head toward the heavens in search of universal understanding and spiritual fulfillment, wars, pogroms, persecution, prejudice, and contempt have been the means of resolving the many and varied disagreements that have arisen over matters his Letter Concerning Toleration, Locke offers a compelling plea for freedom of conscience and religious /5(7). A Letter Concerning Toleration John Locke translated by William Popple Honoured Sir, Since you are pleased to inquire what are my thoughts about the mutual toleration of Christians in their different professions of religion, I must needs answer you freely that I esteem that toleration to be the chief.