Abstract: A 10 page analysis that offers a critical analysis of Michael Walzer's book On Toleration. In this book, philosopher Michael Walzer does not present a philosophical defense of toleration, such as one finds in John Stuart Mill's 'On Liberty.' Instead, Walzer offers the reader 'a historical and contextual account of toleration and coexistence, one that examines the different forms that these have actually taken and the norms of everyday life appropriate to each' (1997, p. 3). The writer discusses the book's strengths and weaknesses, drawing on additional sources that serve to substantiate Walzer's points. Bibliography lists 10 sources.
Subcatagory: Political Theory