Liberty of Conscience: In Defense of America's Tradition of Religious Equality

Martha Nussbaum (Author)
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Description

The respect for religious difference has formed the bedrock of our nation and made equality possible. Yet today we are told that "moral values"--code for a government shaped by religious concerns--must be the keystone of our social compact.

A rich and compelling chronicle of an essential idea, Liberty of Conscience tells the story of America's great tradition of religious freedom. Philosopher Martha Nussbaum's ambitious book is both a work of history and a pointed rejoinder to conservative efforts to break down barriers between church and state.

Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
January 01, 2010
Pages
406
Dimensions
6.44 X 1.05 X 8.94 inches | 1.18 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780465018536
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About the Author

Martha Nussbaum, one of the leading moral philosophers of our time, holds appointments in the Law School, Divinity School, and Philosophy Department at the University of Chicago and is a board member in the university's Human Rights Program. She is the author of twelve previous books on philosophy and ethics. Her book Cultivating Humanity won the Grawemeyer Award for Education. The recipient of twenty-two honorary degrees from universities around the world, she lives in Chicago, Illinois.