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Why tolerate religion?

Author: Brian Leiter
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2013.
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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, for example, can a religious soup kitchen get an exemption from zoning laws in order to expand its facilities to better serve the needy, while a secular soup kitchen with the same goal cannot? Why is a Sikh  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Leiter
ISBN: 9780691153612 0691153612 9780691163543 0691163545 140085234X 9781400852345
OCLC Number: 786161584
Language Note: Text in English.
Awards: Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2013.
Description: xv, 187 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Toleration --
Religion --
Why tolerate religion? --
Why respect religion? --
The law of religious liberty in a tolerant society.
Responsibility: Brian Leiter.

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Addresses the enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory - why is religion singled out for preferential treatment in both law and public discourse? Why is a Sikh boy permitted  Read more...

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