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    The first comprehensive analysis of the philosophical issues raised by the hijab controversy in France, this book also conducts a dialogue between contemporary Anglo-American and French political theory and defends a progressive republican solution to so-called multicultural conflicts in contemporary societies. It critically assesses the official republican philosophy of laïcité which purported to justify the 2004 ban on religious signs in schools. Laïcité is shown to encompass a comprehensive t…Read more
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    Secular philosophy and muslim headscarves in schools
    Journal of Political Philosophy 13 (3). 2005.
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    Female Autonomy, Education and the Hijab
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 9 (3): 351-377. 2006.
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    Why Tolerate Conscience?
    Criminal Law and Philosophy 1-21. forthcoming.
    In Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter argues against the special legal status of religion, claiming that religion should not be the only ground for exemptions to the law and that this form of protection should be, in principle, available for the claims of secular conscience as well. However, in the last chapter of his book, he objects to a universal regime of exemptions for both religious and secular claims of conscience, highlighting the practical and moral flaws associated with it. We believ…Read more
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    On Republican Toleration
    Constellations 9 (2): 167-183. 2002.
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    Equal liberty, nonestablishment, and religious freedom
    Legal Theory 20 (1): 52-77. 2014.
    Egalitarian theories of religious freedom deny that religion is entitled to special treatment in law above and beyond that granted to comparable beliefs and practices. The most detailed and influential defense of such an approach is Christopher Eisgruber and Lawrence Sager's Religious Freedom and the Constitution (2007). In this essay I develop, elucidate, and show the limits of the strategy adopted by Eisgruber and Sager. The strategy requires that religion be analogized with other beliefs and …Read more
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    The Evanescence of Neutrality
    Political Theory 46 (1): 99-105. 2018.
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    Religion in the Law: The Disaggregation Approach
    Law and Philosophy 34 (6): 581-600. 2015.
    Should religion be singled out in the law? This Article evaluates two influential theories of freedom of religion in political theory, before introducing an alternative one. The first approach, the Substitution approach, argues that freedom of religion can be adequately expressed by a substitute category: typically, freedom of conscience. The second, the Proxy approach, argues that the notion of religion should be upheld in the law, albeit as a proxy for a range of different goods. After showing…Read more
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    Why Tolerate Conscience?
    Criminal Law and Philosophy 10 (3): 493-514. 2016.
    In Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter argues against the special legal status of religion, claiming that religion should not be the only ground for exemptions to the law and that this form of protection should be, in principle, available for the claims of secular conscience as well. However, in the last chapter of his book, he objects to a universal regime of exemptions for both religious and secular claims of conscience, highlighting the practical and moral flaws associated with it. We believ…Read more
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    Abortion, Marriage and Cognate Problems
    American Journal of Jurisprudence 63 (1): 33-48. 2018.
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    Three cheers for liberal modesty
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 1-17. 2018.
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    2. Liberal Egalitarianism And The Exemptions Puzzle
    In Liberalism’s Religion, Harvard University Press. pp. 42-68. 2017.
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    Intelligibility, Moral Loss and Injustice
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 36 (5): 727-736. 2019.
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    The Culture of the Republic
    Political Theory 29 (5): 716-735. 2001.
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    The Reception of John Rawls in Europe
    European Journal of Political Theory 1 (2): 133-146. 2002.
    The study of the reception of Rawls in Europe provides some insights into the persistence or erosion of national and European traditions of political thought since the 1970s. It notably allows us to test the relevance of the divide between `analytical' and `Continental' philosophy, and to measure the impact on political thought of the `liberal' turn of the 1980s. Reception should be seen not a process of absorption but as one of dialogue. The reception of Rawls can be approached along six axes o…Read more
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    Justice, gender and the politics of multiculturalism
    Contemporary Political Theory 8 (3): 368-370. 2009.
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    Three cheers for liberal modesty
    Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23 (1): 119-135. 2020.
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    Frontmatter
    In Liberalism’s Religion, Harvard University Press. 2017.
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