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[This chapter presents a brief overview on toleration in early modern Europe. It then presents the purpose of this book, which consists of an effort to understand, in detail, how Locke justified religious toleration in the Epistola de Tolerantia, in the letters written as part of the controversy...
[This chapter aims to identify and analyse the argumentative structure of the Epistola de Tolerantia. The interpretation developed here argues that there are two dimensions of toleration in Locke’s reasoning – a vertical one (State-to-citizens) and a horizontal one (citizen-to-citizen) – and...
[This chapter attempts to reconstruct, in a synthetic and systematic way, the different argumentative strands of the Locke and Proast controversy. By analysing separately each of the main letters written by the two authors, this chapter shows the progression of objections and answers from...
[This chapter attempts to show that, in An Essay concerning Human Understanding, Locke deploys a reasoning based on the notion of due examination in order to sustain toleration in the horizontal relationship between private persons. The source of this defence of toleration is a digression: E,...
[This chapter reiterates the main topics developed in the book. It summarises the relationship between Locke’s main arguments for toleration and restates the relevance of assessing them taking into account the vertical and horizontal dimensions of toleration.]
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