Toleration and Its Limits

Synopsis

Toleration has a rich tradition in Western political philosophy. It is, after all, one of the defining topics of political philosophy historically pivotal in the development of modern liberalism, prominent in the writings of such canonical figures as John Locke and John Stuart Mill, and central to our understanding of the idea of a society in which individuals have the right to live their own lives by their own values, left alone by the state so long as they respect the similar interests of others.

Toleration and Its Limits , the latest addition to the NOMOS series, explores the philosophical nuances of the concept of toleration and its scope in contemporary liberal democratic societies. Editors Melissa S. Williams and Jeremy Waldron carefully compiled essays that address the tradition's key historical figures; its role in the development and evolution of Western political theory; its relation to morality, liberalism, and identity; and its limits and dangers.

Contributors: Lawrence A. Alexander, Kathryn Abrams, Wendy Brown, Ingrid Creppell, Noah Feldman, Rainer Forst, David Heyd, Glyn Morgan, Glen Newey, Michael A. Rosenthal, Andrew Sabl, Steven D. Smith, and Alex Tuckness.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jeremy Waldron
  • Melissa S. Williams
  • Michael A. Rosenthal
  • Rainer Forst
  • Alex Tuckness
  • Jeremy Waldron
  • Melissa S. Williams
  • Michael A. Rosenthal
  • Rainer Forst
  • Alex Tuckness
  • Glyn Morgan
  • David Heyd
  • Kathryn Abrams
  • Andrew Sabl
  • Steven D. Smith
  • Lawrence A. Alexander
  • Ingrid Creppell
  • Glen Newey
  • Noah Feldman
  • Wendy Brown
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2008