Tolerance and fundamentalism: Comments on Gaus

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October 18, 2011
Cato Unbound
by Richard Arneson  
Posted in Commentary

"Gaus’s considerable achievement is to state Rawls’s idea more rigorously and in a way that frees it from the baggage of liberal ideology that Rawls had loaded on top of it, thus obscuring its appeal. Political liberalism is presented as a generalization of the idea of religious toleration. Just as the state ought to be neutral on religion, by the same logic, the state ought to be neutral on controversial ideas of justice. This analogy, however, is flawed." (10/12/11)  

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