The Resource Toleration : An Elusive Virtue

Toleration : An Elusive Virtue

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Toleration : An Elusive Virtue
Title
Toleration
Title remainder
An Elusive Virtue
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
If we are to understand the concept of toleration in terms of everyday life, we must address a key philosophical and political tension: the call for restraint when encountering apparently wrong beliefs and actions versus the good reasons for interfering with the lives of the subjects of these beliefs and actions. This collection contains original contributions to the ongoing debate on the nature of toleration, including its definition, historical development, justification, and limits. In exploring the issues surrounding toleration, the essays address a variety of provocative questions. Is toleration a moral virtue of individuals or rather a pragmatic political compromise? Is it an intrinsically good principle or only a "second best-solution" to the dangers of fanaticism to be superseded one day by the full acceptance of others? Does the value of toleration lie in respect to individuals and their autonomy, or rather in the recognition of the right of minority groups to maintain their communal identity? Throughout, the contributors point to the inherent indeterminacy of the concept and to the difficulty in locating it between intolerant absolutism and skeptical pluralism. Religion, sex, speech, and education are major areas requiring toleration in liberal societies. By applying theoretical analysis, these essays show the differences in the argument for toleration and its scope in each of these realms. The contributors include Joshua Cohen, George Fletcher, Gordon Graham, Alon Harel, Moshe Halbertal, Barbara Herman, John Horton, Will Kymlicka, Avishai Margalit, David Richards, Thomas Scanlon, and Bernard Williams
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Heyd, David
LC call number
BJ1431 -- .T64 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Toleration
Label
Toleration : An Elusive Virtue
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC581605
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL581605
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10035842
  • (CaONFJC)MIL275305
  • (OCoLC)700688621
Label
Toleration : An Elusive Virtue
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400822010
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC581605
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL581605
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10035842
  • (CaONFJC)MIL275305
  • (OCoLC)700688621

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