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Single Idea 20620

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 2. Religion in Society]

Full Idea

It is unfair to exclude religious arguments from the public square because they are not accepted by everyone, unless other views that are not accepted by everyone are also excluded.

Gist of Idea

If minority views are accepted in debate, then religious views must be accepted


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 9 'fairly')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.233

A Reaction

Raises the obvious problems of a huge group in the grips of a fairly crazy view, and a tiny group (e.g. specialist scientists) in possession of a correct view. You can't just assess it on the size of the group. You can be wrong but reasonable.