Legalising Toleration: a Reply to Balint [Book Review]

Res Publica 18 (3):265-270 (2012)
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Abstract   I re-present my account of how a liberal democratic society can be tolerant and do so in a way designed to meet Peter Balint’s objections. In particular, I explain how toleration can be approached from a third-party perspective, which is that of neither tolerator nor tolerated but of rule-makers providing for the toleration that the citizens of a society are to extend to one another. Constructing a regime of toleration should not be confused with engaging in toleration. Negative appraisal and power remain ‘possibility conditions’ of toleration but they are not necessary features of either a regime of toleration or the sponsors of such a regime. Content Type Journal Article Pages 1-6 DOI 10.1007/s11158-012-9178-2 Authors Peter Jones, Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU UK Journal Res Publica Online ISSN 1572-8692 Print ISSN 1356-4765
Keywords Toleration  Intolerance  Religious toleration  Liberal democracy
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John Rawls (1993). Political Liberalism. Columbia University Press.
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Peter Jones (2012). Toleration, Religion and Accommodation. European Journal of Philosophy 21 (2):n/a-n/a.
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