'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
7 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2015
Date Written: 2014
The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of important goods. Micah Schwartzman argues, in response, that using religion as a legal proxy remains vulnerable to charges of unfairness toward those with secular ethical and moral convictions. I respond here to Schwartzman’s critique.
Keywords: Religion, First Amendment
JEL Classification: K10, K30
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