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Difference without disagreement: Rethinking Hobbes on "independency" and toleration

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In arguments for a more tolerant Hobbes, Leviathan’s endorsement of “Independency” is often Exhibit A; however, the conditionals Hobbes attached have received little attention. These—and the dangers of “contention” and sectarian “affection” they identify—are essential for understanding Hobbes’s views on toleration. Together, they express a vision of “difference without disagreement” in which the accommodation of diversity in religious worship and association depends on the suppression of dis...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0034670515000856

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Politics and Int Relations
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Review of Politics Journal website
Volume:
78
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-25
Publication date:
2016-01-05
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EISSN:
1748-6858
ISSN:
0034-6705
URN:
uuid:6f400aa6-c419-405d-b12e-3ff1e3d3dd24
Source identifiers:
598353
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pubs:598353

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