David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy 84 (1):75-94 (2009)
This paper rereads David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion as dramatising a distinctive, naturalistic account of toleration. I have two purposes in mind: first, to complete and ground Hume's fragmentary explicit discussion of toleration; second, to unearth a potentially attractive alternative to more recent, Rawlsian approaches to toleration. To make my case, I connect Dialogues and the problem of toleration to the wider themes of naturalism, scepticism and their relation in Hume's thought, before developing a new interpretation of Dialogues part 12 as political drama. Finally, I develop the Humean theory of toleration I have discovered by comparison between Rawls's and Hume's strategies for justification of a tolerant political regime
|Keywords||David Hume Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion Toleration Dialogue form in philosophy Literary form in philosophy|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Benjamin Cordry (2011). A More Dangerous Enemy? Philo's “Confession” and Hume's Soft Atheism. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 70 (1):61-83.
Similar books and articles
Leslie Green (2008). On Being Tolerated. In Matthew H. Kramer (ed.), The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Peter Jones (2012). Legalising Toleration: A Reply to Balint. [REVIEW] Res Publica 18 (3):265-270.
Sune Lægaard (2010). Recognition and Toleration: Conflicting Approaches to Diversity in Education? Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (1):22-37.
Les Burwood & Ros Wyeth (1998). Should Schools Promote Toleration? Journal of Moral Education 27 (4):465-473.
Dario Castiglione & Catriona McKinnon (2001). Introduction: Beyond Toleration? Res Publica 7 (3):223-230.
Ryszard Legutko (1999). Toleration and Multiculturalism. Critical Review 13 (1-2):115-127.
Derek Edyvane & Matt Matravers (2011). Introduction: Toleration Re-Examined. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):281-288.
Andrew Jason Cohen (2004). What Toleration Is. Ethics 115 (1):68-95.
Susan Mendus & David Edwards (eds.) (1987). On Toleration. Oxford University Press.
Thomas M. Besch (2010). Diversity and the Limits of Liberal Toleration. In Duncan Ivison (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Multiculturalism. Ashgate.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads65 ( #25,833 of 1,139,891 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #49,768 of 1,139,891 )
How can I increase my downloads?