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Idealistic Studies

Volume 47, Issue 1/2, Spring/Summer 2017

Dustin N. Atlas
Pages 123-140

Mendelssohn’s Aesthetics of Critical Tolerance
Against Unity and Political Theology

This paper revisits Moses Mendelssohn’s political theology through his early aesthetic writings, and in conjunction with his later writing on politics and religion, unearths a model of religious toleration that can respond to many contemporary critiques of tolerance, especially those which draw from Jacobi and Schmitt’s decisionist political theology.

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