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Summary Toleration's first defense is by Saint Augustine (who later recanted it), but it does not become a major force until the beginning of liberal thought, particularly with thinkers like Spinoza, Bayle, and Locke.  These thinkers and those following them sought to defend toleration as a general value, though typically a dependent value.  The pieces in this category relate to such defenses.
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  1. D. Archard (forthcoming). Michael Walzer, On Toleration. Radical Philosophy.
  2. Peter Balint (2014). Toleration, by Andrew Jason Cohen. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (4):816-817.
  3. Giuseppe Ballacci (2004). Cary J. Nederman: Worlds of Difference: European Discourses of Toleration, C. 1100-C. 1550. The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania. [REVIEW] Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política 4:192-194.
  4. Barnes Barry (2001). Tolerance as a Primary Virtue. Res Publica 7 (3).
  5. Diderik Batens (2000). On the Epistemological Justification of Pluralism and Tolerance. Philosophica 65.
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  6. Waldo Beach (1947). The Basis of Tolerance in a Democratic Society. Ethics 57 (3):157-169.
  7. James Beebe (2010). Moral Relativism in Context. Noûs 44 (4):691-724.
    Consider the following facts about the average, philosophically untrained moral relativist: (1.1) The average moral relativist denies the existence of “absolute moral truths.” (1.2) The average moral relativist often expresses her commitment to moral relativism with slogans like ‘What’s true (or right) for you may not be what’s true (or right) for me’ or ‘What’s true (or right) for your culture may not be what’s true (or right) for my culture.’ (1.3) The average moral relativist endorses relativistic views of morality (...)
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  8. Teresa M. Bejan (2011). The Bond of Civility': Roger Williams on Toleration and its Limits. History of European Ideas 37 (4):409-420.
    In this article, I examine the meaning of the concept of ?civility? for Roger Williams and the role it played in his arguments for religious toleration. I place his concern with civility in the broader context of his life and works and show how it differed from the missionary and civilizing efforts of his fellow New English among the American Indians. For Williams, civility represented a standard of inclusion in the civil community that was ?essentially distinct? from Christianity, which properly (...)
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  9. M. Beltran (1994). Tolerance and Freedom of Conscience in the Works of Spinoza-Remarks on Mignini, Filippo Hypothesis. Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 86 (4):738-746.
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  10. Sam Black (2007). Locke and the Skeptical Argument for Toleration. History of Philosophy Quarterly 24 (4):355-375.
  11. J. Boler (1968). A Critique of Pure Tolerance. By R. P. Wolff, B. Moore, Jr., and H. Marcuse. Boston: Beacon Press, 1965. Pp. 117. $2.45. [REVIEW] American Journal of Jurisprudence 13 (1):163-170.
  12. François Boucher & Cécile Laborde (forthcoming). Why Tolerate Conscience? Criminal Law and Philosophy:1-21.
    In Why Tolerate Religion?, Brian Leiter argues against the special legal status of religion, claiming that religion should not be the only ground for exemptions to the law and that this form of protection should be, in principle, available for the claims of secular conscience as well. However, in the last chapter of his book, he objects to a universal regime of exemptions for both religious and secular claims of conscience, highlighting the practical and moral flaws associated with it. We (...)
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  13. Jonathan Bowman (2006). The European Union Democratic Deficit Federalists, Skeptics, and Revisionists. European Journal of Political Theory 5 (2):191-212.
    I outline the current debate over the European Union democratic deficit in terms of differing methodological approaches towards the realization of freedom and basic rights to political participation. Federalists opt for a model of freedom as noninterference and autonomous self-determination by proposing to tie basic rights in the EU to a univocal form of European-wide popular sovereignty. Although skeptics argue that the EU lacks the fundamental basis for such European-wide democratic self-determination, they ultimately defend a similar view of freedom as (...)
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  14. Girard Brenneman (2006). A Pragmatic Defense of Religious Exclusivism. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 8:13-18.
    Religious pluralism (the view that all the great world religions are equally true) is largely motivated by the fear that religious exclusivism ( the view that there is just one correct religion) leads to intolerance and oppression of those holding differing religious views. I claim that this suggests a false dichotomy: either be a tolerant pluralist or an intolerant exclusivist. I argue, first, that the seventeenth-century doctrine of toleration supports the claim that exclusivists of differing sects can peacefully coexist and, (...)
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  15. Walker Brian (1995). John Rawls, Mikhail Bakhtin, and the Praxis of Toleration. Political Theory 23 (1).
  16. Wendy Brown (2008). Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire. Princeton University Press.
  17. Timothy Brownlee (2013). Hegel's Defense of Toleration. In Angelica Nuzzo (ed.), Hegel on Religion and Politics. State University of New York Press. 79.
  18. Tg Bucher (1985). Between Atheism and Tolerance-on the Historical Effects of Bayle, Pierre (1647-1706). Philosophisches Jahrbuch 92 (2):353-379.
  19. Tom D. Campbell (1990). Justifying Toleration: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives. Philosophical Books 31 (2):114-115.
  20. David Chandler (2012). Frank Furedi, On Tolerance: A Defence of Moral Independence. Radical Philosophy 171:42.
  21. Sébastien Charles (2013). Voltaire pensador da tolerância: do combate ao fanatismo à luta contra o ateísmo. Doispontos 9 (3).
    Voltaire's militancy in favor of religious toleration is well-known. But he seems to be concerned by its practical results, the rehabilitation of those religiously persecuted, rather than by the theorectical reasonings to convince his opponents. That can be seen in the few importance given to argumentation in the Traité sur la tolerance , mostly composed by historical examples of violence caused by religious fanaticism. However, in Voltaire we find real philosophical reflection on tolerance, but the author finds it inneficient to (...)
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  22. S. Chen (1998). Locke's Political Arguments for Toleration. History of Political Thought 19 (2):167-185.
    This paper argues for a new perspective on Locke's account of toleration by looking at a set of important but neglected arguments for toleration. Standard accounts which view Lockean toleration as justified solely on considerations of conscience fail to explain Locke's preferred form of toleration, the process by which he overcame his earlier objections to toleration, and the importance of considerations regarding the practicability of religious toleration. The paper argues that attention to Locke's political arguments provides a more complete account (...)
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  23. Andrew Jason Cohen (2014). Toleration. Polity.
  24. Raphael Cohen-Almagor (1997). Why Tolerate? Reflections on the Millian Truth Principle. Philosophia 25 (1-4):131-152.
    The aim of this essay is to reflect on the Millian, utilitarian argument from truth that is held as one of the most conspicuous answers to the question Why tolerate? This argument postulates that only in a free market of ideas may the truth be discovered. Even the most unpopular idea may contain some truth in it and may contribute to the advancement of knowledge. It further commands us to contest those opinions which are believed to be true vigorously and (...)
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  25. Greg Conti (forthcoming). Lockean Toleration and the Victim's Perspective. European Journal of Political Theory:1474885114523940.
    According to Jeremy Waldron, John Locke's argument for the instrumental irrationality of persecution is fatally flawed. In this paper, I offer evidence that Waldron has misread Locke, and that Locke's views about why persecution generally proves inefficacious have greater plausibility than Waldron allowed. Locke's argument for the irrationality of intolerance does not, as has been thought, rest on a tendentious ontological distinction between ‘the will’ and ‘the understanding’, but on an account of the adverse psychological reaction of victims of persecution (...)
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  26. M. Cranston (1988). Locke on Toleration. Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia Del Diritto 65 (2):213-219.
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  27. Maurice Cranston (1987). John Locke and the Case for Toleration. In Susan Mendus & David Edwards (eds.), On Toleration. Oxford University Press. 101--121.
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  28. Maurice Cranston (1967). Toleration. In Paul Edwards (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Philosophy. New York, Macmillan. 8--143.
  29. Ingrid Creppell (2001). Montaigne: The Embodiment of Identity as Grounds for Toleration. Res Publica 7 (3):247-271.
    One of the most important issues today is the conflict between identity groups. Can the concept of toleration provide resources for thinking about this? The standard definition of toleration – rejection or disapproval of a practice or belief followed by a constraint of oneself from repressing it –has limits. If we seek to make political and social conditions of toleration among diverse people a stable reality, we need to flesh out more deeply and widely what that depends upon. The essence (...)
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  30. Ingrid Creppell (1996). Locke on Toleration: The Transformation of Constraint. Political Theory 24 (2):200-240.
  31. E. M. Curley (2005). Scepticism and Toleration: The Case of Montaigne. In Daniel Garber & Steven Nadler (eds.), Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume 2. Oup Oxford.
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  32. Michael Davis (1979). The Budget of Tolerance. Ethics 89 (2):165-178.
  33. Jakob De Roover & S. N. Balagangadhara (2008). John Locke, Christian Liberty, and the Predicament of Liberal Toleration. Political Theory 36 (4):523-549.
    Recently, scholars have disputed whether Locke's political theory should be read as the groundwork of secular liberalism or as a Protestant political theology. Focusing on Locke's mature theory of toleration, the article raises a central question: What if these two readings are compatible? That is, what would be the consequences if Locke's political philosophy has theological foundations, but has also given shape to secular liberalism? Examining Locke's theory in the Letter Concerning Toleration (1689), the article argues that this is indeed (...)
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  34. Jakob De Roover & S. N. Balagangadhara (2008). John Locke, Christian Liberty, and the Predicament of Liberal Toleration. Political Theory 36 (4):523-549.
  35. Richard Dees (2002). Review of Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Toleration As Recognition. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2002 (11).
  36. Richard H. Dees (1999). Establishing Toleration. Political Theory 27 (5):667-693.
  37. Richard H. Dees (1998). Trust and the Rationality of Toleration. Noûs 32 (1):82-98.
  38. Delphine C. M. Doucet (2013). Questioning Authorities: Scepticism and Anti-Christian Arguments in the Colloquium Heptaplomeres. History of European Ideas 39 (6):755-775.
    Summary Bodin's Colloquium Heptaplomeres is one of the most important clandestine manuscripts of the early modern period. A fascinating dialogue between seven different religions it tackles some of the main debates of the early modern era. It has long in the historiography been recognised as a key text promoting toleration. However, a close reading of the text and a focus on the way in which it used and debated written authorities (from ancient literature to the Scriptures) directs us toward another (...)
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  39. Mircea Dumitru (2010). Despre tolerantã, pluralism si recunoasterea celorlalti/ On Tolerance, Pluralism and the Recognition of Others. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 4 (10):12-18.
    The paper examines some presuppositions of toleration and pluralism and explores two models, a deontological and a consequentialist model, that could support the view that rational agents should act in a tolerant way. Within the first model two arguments are given in favor of the view that people are better off and more rational if they are tolerant. The first argument draws upon a principle of charity that one usually makes use of in philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, (...)
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  40. Harold A. Durfee (1970). Karl Jaspers as the Metaphysician of Tolerance. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 1 (4):201 - 210.
  41. Adam Etinson (2014). On Shareable Reasons: A Comment on Forst. Journal of Social Philosophy 45 (1):76-88.
  42. James W. Fernandez (1990). Tolerance in a Repugnant World and Other Dilemmas in the Cultural Relativism of Melville J. Herskovits. Ethos 18 (2):140-164.
  43. Jean Ferrari (2000). Remarques Sur la Tolérance. Philosophica 65.
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  44. Andrew Fiala, Toleration. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  45. Andrew Fiala (2003). Toleration and the Limits of the Moral Imagination. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 10 (2):33-40.
    This essay discusses one source of toleration: a modest recognition of the limits of our ability to imagine the situation of the other. It further connects this with both respect for the autonomy of the other and the moral need to engage the other in dialogue. The conclusion is that toleration is important in light of the ubiquity of failures of the moral imagination. It considers several examples of the failure of the moral imagination, including a discussion of the Hindu (...)
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  46. Andrew G. Fiala (2002). Toleration and Pragmatism. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 16 (2):103-116.
  47. Andrew Gordon Fiala (2002). Toleration and Pragmatism. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 16 (2):103 - 116.
  48. George P. Fletcher (1996). The Case for Tolerance. Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (01):229-.
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  49. Luciano Floridi (forthcoming). Toleration and the Design of Norms. Science and Engineering Ethics:1-29.
    One of the pressing challenges we face today—in a post-Westphalian order (emergence of the state as the modern, political information agent) and post-Bretton Woods world (emergence of non-state multiagent systems or MASs as “hyperhistorical” players in the global economy and politics)—is how to design the right kind of MAS that can take full advantage of the socio-economic and political progress made so far, while dealing successfully with the new global challenges that are undermining the best legacy of that very progress. (...)
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  50. Rainer Forst, Toleration. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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