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Paradoxes of religious toleration in early modern political thought

Author: John Christian Laursen; Ma José Villaverde
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2012.
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The early modern theories of religious toleration that were so influential on our own ways of thinking about religion and tolerance were ripe with paradox, ambiguity, inconsistency, hidden flaws, and blind spots. The scholars in this volume explore those weak points in the hope that identifying their causes may help us strengthen our own ideas and promote toleration in ways that can avoid those paradoxes. <br  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2012014488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Christian Laursen; Ma José Villaverde
ISBN: 0739172182 9780739172186 1280880392 9781280880391
OCLC Number: 961250794
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Contents: Introduction; Chapter One: Spinoza's Paradoxes; Chapter Two: Spinoza on Lying for Toleration and His Intolerance of Atheists; Chapter Three: Jansenist Fears and Huguenot Polemics; Chapter Four: "The General Freedom, which All Men Enjoy" in a Confessional State; Chapter Five: A Leibnizian Way to Tolerance; Chapter Six: Toleration in China and Siam in Late-Seventeenth-Century European Travel Literature; Chapter Seven: Toleration in Denis Veiras's Theocracy; Chapter Eight: David Hume on Religious Tolerance; Chapter Nine: Rousseau, A False Apostle of Tolerance. Chapter Ten: Intolerance of Fanatics in Bayle, Hume, and KantChapter Eleven: Tolerance and Intolerance in the Writings of the French Antiphilosophes (1750-1789); Chapter Twelve: Immanuel Kant; Index; About the Contributors.
Responsibility: edited by John Christian Laursen and María José Villaverde.

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The early modern theories of religious toleration that were so influential on our own ways of thinking about religion and tolerance were ripe with paradox, ambiguity, inconsistency, hidden flaws, and blind spots. The scholars in this volume explore those weak points in the hope that identifying their causes may help us strengthen our own ideas and promote toleration in ways that can avoid those paradoxes. <br />

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