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Religion in Public LifeMust Faith Be Privatized?$
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Roger Trigg

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199543670

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543670.001.0001

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Rights and Freedoms

Rights and Freedoms

(p.70) 4 Rights and Freedoms
Religion in Public Life

Roger Trigg

Oxford University Press

The first section of the chapter examines the foundation of many charters of rights, including the European Convention on Human Rights. The universality suggests a metaphysical view encompassing all human beings, whatever the contingent political facts may be given at any time. The second part of the chapter discusses the importance of toleration. The third section answers the question ‘Why are we all equal? ’ and examines the conception of a basic natural equity. The fourth section looks at the primacy of an individual. It notes that what matters is the equality of the individuals.

Keywords:   European Convention on Human Rights, universality, charters of rights, individual, equality, toleration

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