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The difficulty of tolerance : essays in political philosophy

Author: Thomas Scanlon
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Scanlon
ISBN: 0521826616 9780521826617 0521533988 9780521533980 9786610431199 6610431191
OCLC Number: 59357565
Description: ix, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A theory of freedom of expression --
Rights, goals, and fairness --
Due process --
Preference and urgency --
Freedom of expression and categories of expression --
Human rights as a neutral concern --
Contractualism and utilitarianism --
Content regulation reconsidered --
Value, desire, and quality of life --
The difficulty of tolerance --
The diversity of objections to inequality --
Punishment and the rule of law --
Promises and contracts.
Responsibility: T.M. Scanlon.

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