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How Shall I Praise Thee? Brian Leiter on Respect for Religion


Andrew Koppelman


Northwestern University School of Law

January 5, 2010

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2010
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-46
Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-14

Abstract:     
In two recent papers, Brian Leiter argues that there is no good reason for law to single out religion for special treatment, and that religion is not an apt candidate for respect in the "thick" sense of being an object of favorable appraisal. Both arguments depend on a radically impoverished conception of what religion is and what it does. In this paper, I explain what Leiter leaves out, and offer an hypothesis about why. I also engage with some related reflections by Simon Blackburn and Timothy Macklem, both of whom influence, in different ways, Leiter’s analysis.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 27

Keywords: Respect, Brian Leiter, Religion

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39

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Date posted: May 10, 2011  

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Koppelman, Andrew, How Shall I Praise Thee? Brian Leiter on Respect for Religion (January 5, 2010). San Diego Law Review, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2010; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-46; Northwestern Law & Econ Research Paper No. 11-14. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1835806

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