The Difficulty of Tolerance: Essays in Political Philosophy

The Difficulty of Tolerance: Essays in Political Philosophy

by T. M. Scanlon
ISBN-10:
0521826616
ISBN-13:
9780521826617
Pub. Date:
08/28/2010
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Overview

The Difficulty of Tolerance: Essays in Political Philosophy

Written between 1969 and 1999, these essays in political philosophy examine the standards by which social and political institutions should be justified and appraised. The collection includes the classic essays "Preference and Urgency", "A Theory of Freedom of Expression", and "Contractualism and Utilitarianism", as well as other essays that have not been generally accessible until now. The volume will be essential reading for all studying these topics from the perspective of political philosophy, politics, and law.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521826617
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/28/2010
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. A theory of freedom of expression; 2. Rights, goals, and fairness; 3. Due process; 4. Preference and urgency; 5. Freedom of expression and categories of expression; 6. Human rights as a neutral concern; 7. Contractualism and utilitarianism; 8. Content regulation considered; 9. Value, desire and the quality of life; 10. The difficulty of tolerance; 11. The diversity of objections to equality; 12. Punishment and the rule of law; 13. Promises and contracts.

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