Friday, April 25, 2014
"Why Tolerate Religion?" reviewed in the Philosophical Review
The review is by philosopher Samuel Rickless (UC San Diego); Philosophical Review is the leading philosophy journal in English. Professor Rickless writes that Why Tolerate Religion?,
is short, an enjoyable read, accessible to the generally educated public but alive to a number of sophisticated philosophical ideas and distinctions, its prose crisp and straightforward, its attitude no-nonsense, its conclusion provocative, and its arguments clear, concise, and analytically rigorous.
Professor Rickless goes on to offer some reasonable (though, to my mind, not persuasive) criticisms as well. (The contrast between this review, by a philosopher and scholar, and a political hit piece is instructive!)