La tolérance et le conflit des raisons

Revue Philosophique De Louvain 98 (1):27-46 (2000)
While tolerance is acclaimed almost unanimously as an indispensable value in pluralistic and democratic societies, the meaning of this virtue is in fact far from obvious. There are good reasons to believe that the inflationary expectations addressed to it tend to cover up its specific difficulty. The A. therefore offers a conceptual analysis of the conditions of tolerance, placing particular emphasis on the conflict of reasons internal to the tolerating person, and pointing to the reflective structure of practical reason. In this formal characterization, tolerance appears as a kind of permission grounded in the principle of exclusion of certain reasons for acting. If indeed tolerance presupposes such a complex balance of reasons, its moral value can never be taken for granted since it depends entirely on the quality of the reasons on the balance sheet.
Keywords Toleration  Virtue  Reasons for action
Categories (categorize this paper)
 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 Translate to english
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 9,357
External links
  •   Try with proxy.
  • Through your library Configure
    References found in this work BETA

    No references found.

    Citations of this work BETA

    No citations found.

    Similar books and articles
    Andrew Fiala (2003). Stoic Tolerance. Res Publica 9 (2):149-168.
    David Owen (2011). Must the Tolerant Person Have a Sense of Humour? On the Structure of Tolerance as a Virtue. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):385-403.
    Thomas Nys (2008). Tolerance: A Virtue? Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15 (1):44-54.
    Rainer Forst (2001). Tolerance as a Virtue of Justice. Philosophical Explorations 4 (3):193 – 206.
    Lourdes Gordillo (2008). The Principle of Toleration and Respect for Truth. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 20:77-94.
    Pamela Hieronymi (2011). Reasons for Action. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (3pt3):407-427.
    Oyuna Dorzhiguishaeva (2008). Tolerance as the Basic Category of Buddhist Ethics. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 23:13-19.
    Dorzhiguishaeva Oyuna (2008). Tolerance as the Basic Category of Buddhist Ethics. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 23:107-113.

    Monthly downloads

    Added to index


    Total downloads

    3 ( #223,982 of 1,088,404 )

    Recent downloads (6 months)

    1 ( #69,601 of 1,088,404 )

    How can I increase my downloads?

    My notes
    Sign in to use this feature

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