IPR Blog


By Damien Garcia
April 28th, 2011 in Uncategorized.

at: http://www.bu.edu/buniverse/view/?v=1SBCP6QV

John Bowlin (Princeton Theological Seminary): “Tolerance, Resentment, and Virtue”

By Damien Garcia
December 1st, 2010 in Uncategorized.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at ***6:00pm*** We’re all supposed to admire tolerance, cultivate it in our children, and praise its exercise, and yet resentment toward tolerance abounds. No doubt, many of us consider its practices... More

Edwin Curley (Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Michigan): “From Augustine to Spinoza and Locke: Answering the Christian Case against Religious Liberty”

By Damien Garcia
November 10th, 2010 in Uncategorized.

This lecture draws on a book in progress which will argue that many of the most popular arguments for religious toleration are inadequate because they fail to take proper account of the powerful arguments which... More

Ian Buruma (Bard College): “Tolerance Under Fire”

By Damien Garcia
November 3rd, 2010 in Uncategorized.

Liberalism in the classic sense of tolerance, individual freedom, and moderation, is once again being attacked. Radicals of all kinds, whether left or right, have always despised liberals, for being wishy-washy, selfish, boring, bourgeois, and... More

Noah Feldman (Harvard Law School): “Madison’s Politics of Religion Revisited”

By Damien Garcia
October 27th, 2010 in Uncategorized.

Noah Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, he... More

David D. Hall (Harvard Divinity School): “Charitable Hatred? The Civil State and Liberty of Conscience in Early America”

By Damien Garcia
October 20th, 2010 in Uncategorized.

England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries was, as a British historian has recently noted, "mostly a persecuting society," justifying state imposed uniformity as, to quote another British historian, a gesture of "charitable hatred": to... More

Tariq Ramadan (Oxford University): “Beyond Tolerance: Islam and Pluralism”

By Damien Garcia
October 13th, 2010 in Uncategorized.

A world-renowned Muslim scholar and public intellectual, Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony’s College). He also teaches at the Faculty of Theology at Oxford, is Senior... More

Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University): “Hobbes and Locke on Toleration”

By Damien Garcia
September 29th, 2010 in Uncategorized.

Prominent in common understandings of the philosophical history of toleration sits a familiar story: the 17th century as battleground, with Locke, the champion of individual rights of conscience and proponent of separation of church and... More

Professor Jose Casanova (Georgetown University): “The Secular, Secularizations, and Secularisms”

By Damien Garcia
September 15th, 2010 in Uncategorized.

Respondent: Adam Seligman, Institute for Culture, Religion & World Affairs Boston University Announcing the first in a series of lectures co-sponsored by the Institute for Philosophy & Religion and the Institute on Culture, Religion &... More

IPR Announces Lecture Series and Course for 2010-11: Toleration and Freedom in a Global Age

By Damien Garcia
March 31st, 2010 in Uncategorized.

From head scarves to school prayer, the intersection of religion and politics raises important philosophical questions. How do American and European approaches to the issues of toleration and religious freedom compare? What are the best... More