Tolerance: Between Forbearance and Acceptance / Edition 1

Tolerance: Between Forbearance and Acceptance / Edition 1

by Hans Oberdiek
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847687864

ISBN-13: 9780847687862

Pub. Date: 07/17/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Tolerance, while proving necessary in today's varied world, can be grudgingly given and resentfully received. Toleration may be necessary, but it has little appeal, and certainly cannot serve as either a central or unifying doctrine in a thriving moral or political philosophy. A deeper understanding of what tolerance requires leads us to see that it demands more.

Overview

Tolerance, while proving necessary in today's varied world, can be grudgingly given and resentfully received. Toleration may be necessary, but it has little appeal, and certainly cannot serve as either a central or unifying doctrine in a thriving moral or political philosophy. A deeper understanding of what tolerance requires leads us to see that it demands more. Once we inculcate the attitude of tolerance in ourselves and our politics, tolerance can occupy the difficult and contested. It does not make sense, for instance, if we already fully accept a practice; nor does it make sense if what we are asked to tolerate is 'intolerable:' we appeal to those inclined to be intolerant to soften their judgement, to grant that what they disapprove can, and should be, permitted. What needs to be done is to show how tolerance is rooted in an appealing moral and political theory. Only then will toleration move beyond either simple expediency or grudging forbearance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847687862
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/17/2001
Series:
Philosophy and the Global Context Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Tolerance: An Impossible Virtue? Chapter 3 Puzzles and Paradoxes of Tolerance Chapter 4 Shades of Tolerance Chapter 5 The Circumstances of Tolerance Chapter 6 The Intolerable Chapter 7 Thomas Aquinas and John Locke on Toleration Chapter 8 Regimes on Toleration Chapter 9 A Liberal Argument for Tolerance Chapter 10 Objections ans Replies Chapter 11 Epilogue

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