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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: Spinoza's paradoxes : an atheist who defended the Scriptures? A Freethinking alchemist? / María José Villaverde --
Spinoza on lying for toleration and his intolerance of atheists / John Christian Laursen --
Jansenist fears and Huguenot polemics : Arnauld, Jurieu, and Bayle on obedience and toleration / Luisa Simonutti --
"The general freedom, which all men enjoy" in a confessional state : the paradoxical language of politics in the Dutch Republic (1700-1750) / Henri Krop --
A Leibnizian way to tolerance : between ethical universalism and linguistic diversity / Concha Roldán --
Toleration in China and Siam in late-seventeenth-century European travel literature / Rolando Minutti --
Toleration in Denis Veiras's theocracy / Cyrus Masroori --
David Hume on religious tolerance / Gerardo López Sastre --
Rousseau, a false apostle of tolerance / María José Villaverdi --
Intolerance of fanatics in Bayle, Hume, and Kant / John Christian Laursen --
Tolerance and intolerance in the writings of the French Antiphilosophes (1750-1789) / Jonathan Israel --
Immanuel Kant : tolerance seen as respect / Joaquin Abellán.
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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