Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy by Cecile LabordeReligion in Liberal Political Philosophy by Cecile Laborde

Religion in Liberal Political Philosophy

EditorCecile Laborde, Aurelia Bardon

Hardcover | July 1, 2017

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Until now, there has been no direct and extensive engagement with the category of religion from liberal political philosophy. Over the last thirty years or so, liberals have tended to analyze religion under proximate categories such as "conceptions of the good" (in debates about neutrality) or"culture" (in debates about multiculturalism). US constitutional lawyers and French political theorists both tackled the category of religion head-on (under First Amendment jurisprudence and the political tradition of laicite, respectively) but neither of these specialized national discourses foundtheir way into mainstream liberal political philosophy.This is somewhat paradoxical because key liberal notions (state sovereignty, toleration, individual freedom, the rights of conscience, public reason) were elaborated as a response to 17th Century European Wars of Religion, and the fundamental structure of liberalism is rooted in the westernexperience of politico-religious conflict. So a reappraisal of this tradition - and of its validity in the light of contemporary challenges - is well overdue. This book offers the first extensive engagement with religion from liberal political philosophers. The volume analyzes, from within the liberal philosophical tradition itself, the key notions of conscience, public reason, non-establishment, and neutrality. Insofar as the contemporary religiousrevival is seen as posing a challenge to liberalism, it seems more crucial than ever to explore the specific resources that the liberal tradition has to answer it.
Cecile Laborde holds the Nuffield Chair in Political Theory at the University of Oxford. Previously, she was the Director of the Religion and Political Theory Centre at University College London. Aurelia Bardon is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Liverpool. Her research focuses on public justification, especially on the impl...
Title:Religion in Liberal Political PhilosophyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pagesPublished:July 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Cecile Laborde and Aurelia Bardon: IntroductionPart I - The Special Status of Religion in the Law1. Micah Schwartzman: Religion, Equality, and Anarchy2. Andrew Koppelman: A Rawlsian Defense of Special Treatment for Religion3. George Letsas: The Irrelevance of Religion to Law4. Enzo Rossi: Understanding Religion, Governing Religion: A Realist Perspective5. Ronan McCrea: The Consequences of Disaggregation and the Impossibility of a Third WayPart II - Sovereignty, Non-Establishment, Neutrality6. Jean L. Cohen: Sovereignty, the Corporate Religious, and Jurisdictional/Political Pluralism7. Kevin Vallier: Religious Establishment and Public Justification8. Sune Laegaard: What's the Problem with Symbolic Religious Establishment? The Alienation and Symbolic Equality Accounts9. Matthew Clayton: Is Ethical Independence Enough?10. Saladin Meckled-Garcia: On the Scope and Object of Neutrality: Policies, Principles, and 'Burdens of Conscience'Part III - Accommodation and Religious Freedom11. Peter Jones: Religious Exemption and Distributive Justice12. Jonathan Seglow: Religious Accommodation: Responsibility, Integrity, and Self-Respect13. Simon Cabulea May: Exemptions for Conscience14. Alan Patten: Religious Exemptions and Fairness15. Daniel M. Weinstock: How the Interests of Children Limit the Religious Freedom of Parents16. Annabelle Lever: Equality and Conscience: Ethics and the Provision of Public ServicesPart IV - Toleration, Conscience, Identity17. Rainer Forst: Religion, Reason, and Toleration: Bayle, Kant - and Us18. Chandran Kukathas: Toleration Without Limits: A Reconstruction and Defence of Pierre Bayle's Philosophical Commentary19. Akeel Bilgrami: Liberalism and Identity20. Maeve Cooke: Conscience in Public Life21. Kimberley Brownlee: Is Religious Conviction Special?22. Emanuela Ceva: How Should We Respect Conscience?