Why Tolerate Religion

  title={Why Tolerate Religion},
  author={B. Leiter},
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… Expand
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Why Tolerate Conscience?
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Accommodating Religion and Shifting Burdens
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Law as a Precondition for Religious Freedom
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Two Concepts of Religious Liberty: The Natural Rights and Moral Autonomy Approaches to the Free Exercise of Religion
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On the Utility of Religious Toleration
Accommodating religious institutions: Freedom versus domination?
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