Toleration, Civility, and Absolute Presuppositions

Abstract
This article argues that toleration understood as the principled restraint from the use of force is an instance of RG. Collingwood's 'ideal of civility' towards which liberalism as the process of civilisation aspires. In the first part of this article, Toleration as Civility, I draw on Collingwood's philosophy to provide an account of toleration as an instance of civility embodying self-respect, historical consciousness, and complete freedom of the will. Accordingly, the limits of toleration are conceived as necessarily informed by the level of civilisation in society, and relativism in such limits in society is part of the dynamic of the process of civilisation towards a universal ideal, and not an end state in itself. In the second part, Toleration and 'Absolute Presuppositions', it will be shown that Collingwood's theory of atonement and his assertion of the Christian roots of liberalism supports a view of toleration as a moral 'attitude' which captures the elements of atonement (those being punishment, forgiveness, love and hope), and highlights the relevance of Collingwood's theory of 'absolute presuppositions' to contemporary issues in political philosophy
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 12,101
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Ruben Apressyan (2012). The Principle of Toleration. Journal of Philosophical Research 37 (Supplement):223-227.
Hahn Hsu (2008). Toleration, Reason, and Virtue. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 50:257-268.
Peter Jones (2012). Toleration, Religion and Accommodation. European Journal of Philosophy 22 (3):n/a-n/a.
John Horton (2011). Why the Traditional Conception of Toleration Still Matters. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):289-305.
Derek Edyvane & Matt Matravers (2011). Introduction: Toleration Re-Examined. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):281-288.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-01-06

Total downloads

36 ( #51,798 of 1,102,119 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #128,850 of 1,102,119 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.