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Why Tolerate Religion?

Why Tolerate Religion? by Brian Leiter
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This provocative book addresses one of the most enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory—why is religion singled out for preferential treatment in both law and public discourse? Why are religious obligations that conflict with the law accorded special toleration while other obligations of conscience are not? In Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter shows why our reasons for tolerating religion are not specific to religion but apply to all claims of conscience, and why a government committed to liberty of conscience is not required by the principle of toleration to grant exemptions to laws that promote the general welfare.

Princeton University Press; August 2014
168 pages; ISBN 9781400852345
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Title: Why Tolerate Religion?
Author: Brian Leiter
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