Why Tolerate Religion?

  title={Why Tolerate Religion?},
  author={Brian Leiter},
  journal={Jurisprudence \& Legal Philosophy},
  • B. Leiter
  • Published 28 October 2012
  • Law
  • Jurisprudence & Legal Philosophy
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… 
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