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Mere civility : disagreement and the limits of toleration, Teresa M. Bejan

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Mere civility : disagreement and the limits of toleration
Title
Mere civility
Title remainder
disagreement and the limits of toleration
Statement of responsibility
Teresa M. Bejan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Civility is often treated as an essential virtue in liberal democracies that promise to protect diversity as well as active disagreement in the public sphere. Yet the fear that our tolerant society faces a crisis of incivility is gaining ground. Politicians and public intellectuals call for "more civility" as the solution--but is civility really a virtue? Or is it something more sinister--a covert demand for conformity that silences dissent? Mere Civility sheds light on this tension in contemporary political theory and practice by examining similar appeals to civility in early modern debates about religious toleration. In seventeenth-century England, figures as different as Roger Williams, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke could agree that some restraint on the wars of words and "persecution of the tongue" between sectarians would be required; and yet, they recognized that the prosecution of incivility was often difficult to distinguish from persecution.--
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1984-
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Bejan, Teresa M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Courtesy
  • Toleration
  • Discussion
  • Freedom of speech
  • Forums (Discussion and debate)
Label
Mere civility : disagreement and the limits of toleration, Teresa M. Bejan
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Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Yale University, 2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-263) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Wars of words -- "Persecution of the tongue": Toleration and the rise of religious insult -- "Silver alarums": Roger Williams's "mere" civility -- "If it be without contention": Hobbes and civil silence -- "A bond of mutual charity": Locke and the quest for concord -- Conclusion: The virtue of mere civility -- Epilogue: Free speech fundamentalism
Control code
ocn946907283
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780674545496
Lccn
2016021054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)946907283
Label
Mere civility : disagreement and the limits of toleration, Teresa M. Bejan
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--Yale University, 2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Wars of words -- "Persecution of the tongue": Toleration and the rise of religious insult -- "Silver alarums": Roger Williams's "mere" civility -- "If it be without contention": Hobbes and civil silence -- "A bond of mutual charity": Locke and the quest for concord -- Conclusion: The virtue of mere civility -- Epilogue: Free speech fundamentalism
Control code
ocn946907283
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 272 pages
Isbn
9780674545496
Lccn
2016021054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)946907283

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