Trust and Toleration / Edition 1

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Overview

Toleration would seem to be the most rational response to deep conflicts. However, by examining the conditions under which trust can develop between warring parties, it becomes clear that a fundamental shift in values - a conversion - is required before toleration makes sense. This book argues that maintaining trust is the key to stable practices of toleration.

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Meet the Author

Richard H. Dees is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1990 and taught at Saint Louis University from 1990-2003. Besides toleration, his research interests are in the philosophical and historical works of David Hume, in the political thought of the American Revolution, and in bioethics.

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Table of Contents

Prologue : the problem of toleration 1
1 Arguments for toleration 9
2 Trust and the rationality of toleration 33
3 The conversion to toleration 53
4 Establishing toleration 76
5 Of Socinians : toleration and the limits of trust 102
6 Of homosexuals : trust and the practices of public reason 120
Epilogue : balancing trust and toleration 145
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