Religion in the Law: The Disaggregation Approach

  title={Religion in the Law: The Disaggregation Approach},
  author={C{\'e}cile Laborde},
  journal={Law and Philosophy},
Should religion be singled out in the law? This Article evaluates two influential theories of freedom of religion in political theory, before introducing an alternative one. The first approach, the Substitution approach, argues that freedom of religion can be adequately expressed by a substitute category: typically, freedom of conscience. The second, the Proxy approach, argues that the notion of religion should be upheld in the law, albeit as a proxy for a range of different goods. After… CONTINUE READING
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