uses Locke’s Letter Concerning Toleration and Plato’s Republic.
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In “A Letter Concerning Toleration” Locke champions religious toleration in contrast with the restrictive practices of the churches of his day and the states that enforced these. Socrates, by contrast, practices intolerance In constructing his city in speech, suppressing the opinions about the gods prevalent among his contemporaries (Republic 376c-403a). Yet even Lockes toleration has its limits (beginning with intolerant religions, of course). How do Lockes criteria for exclusion compare with those of Socrates? How do their differences on this issue reflect their different political goals?