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On Toleration - Susan Mendus

On Toleration

By: Susan Mendus (Editor), David Edwards (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th December 1987
ISBN: 9780198275299
Number Of Pages: 152

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Contributors: A.J. Ayer, Maurice Cranston, Lord Fitt, F.A. Hayek, Karl Popper, Lord Scarman, and Mary Warnock. Is toleration a requirement of morality or a dictate of prudence? What limits are there to toleration? What is required of us if we are to promote a truly tolerant society? These themes - the grounds, limits, and requirements of toleration - are central to this book, which presents the W. B. Morrell Memorial Lectures on Toleration, given between 1981 and 1987 at the University of York. The lectures cover a wide range of practical and theoretical issues. They consider the philosophical difficulties inherent in the concept as well as the practical problems of implementing a policy of toleration. Although the contributors differ in their conclusions about the grounds of toleration, they all share a belief in the importance of the concept both historically and in modern British society.

'... this excellent collection, dealing with a perennially fascinating subject, is especially topical ...' The Sunday Times

Introductionp. 1
Toleration and Intellectual Responsibilityp. 17
Individual and Collective Aimsp. 35
Toleration and the Lawp. 49
Toleration in Northern Irelandp. 63
Sources of Intolerancep. 83
John Locke and the Case for Tolerationp. 101
The Limits of Tolerationp. 123
Indexp. 141
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ISBN: 9780198275299
ISBN-10: 0198275293
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 17th December 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.4  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.32