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Dissent on Core Beliefs


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1. Introduction Simone Chambers and Peter Nosco; 2. Liberalism and internal dissent William A. Galston; 3. Intramural dissent: Marxism Andrew Levine; 4. Dissent on core beliefs in natural law Tom Angier; 5. The management of intramural dissent in Judaism Alan Mittleman; 6. Christianity and the management of intramural dissent Peter Steinfels; 7. Intramural dissent on core beliefs in Islam Meena Sharify-Funk; 8. Dissent and diversity in South Asian religions Anne Murphy; 9. Confucianism and dissent on core beliefs Richard Madsen; 10. Intramural dissent in Buddhism Peter Nosco; 11. Afterword Michael Walzer; Select bibliography; Index.

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This volume explores how nine different religious and secular traditions deal with pluralism, dissent, and the challenges these issues pose.

About the Author

Simone Chambers is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto. She has been teaching at the University of Toronto since 2002, and her primary areas of scholarship include democratic theory, ethics, secularism, rhetoric, civility and the public sphere. She has published articles in journals including Political Theory, Journal of Political Philosophy, Ethics and Global Politics, and Critical Review. Peter Nosco is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Remembering Paradise: Nativism and Nostalgia in 18th-Century Japan (1990), Individuality in Early Modern Japan: Thinking for Oneself (2017), and the editor of Confucianism and Tokugawa Culture (1997) and Values, Identity, and Equality in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Japan (with James Ketelaar and Kojima Yasunori, 2015). He has served as guest editor for special issues of Philosophy East and West and Japanese Journal of Religious Studies.

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