Career of Toleration: John Locke, Jonas Proast, and After Richard Vernon

ISBN: 9780773564169

Published: March 1st 1997

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Career of Toleration: John Locke, Jonas Proast, and After  by  Richard Vernon

Career of Toleration: John Locke, Jonas Proast, and After by Richard Vernon
March 1st 1997 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 176 pages | ISBN: 9780773564169 | 3.75 Mb

The Career of Toleration considers the Locke-Proast controversy from the standpoint of political theory, examining Lockes and Proasts texts and tracing their relationship to later discussions of toleration. Vernon reconstructs the grounds of theMoreThe Career of Toleration considers the Locke-Proast controversy from the standpoint of political theory, examining Lockes and Proasts texts and tracing their relationship to later discussions of toleration.

Vernon reconstructs the grounds of the dispute, drawing attention to the long-term importance of the arguments and evaluating their relative strength. He then examines issues of toleration in later contexts, specifically James Fitzjames Stephens critique of John Stuart Mill, the perfectionist alternative to contractualist liberalism, and the view that the traditional attachment to toleration must, by the force of its own arguments, move from liberalism to a defence of a much stronger form of democracy.



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