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Summary It is perhaps universally accepted that toleration is very important.  But what is toleration?  The pieces included here all offer something about how to best understand the concept.  The importance of this project should not be underestimated given that without a well-worked out conception of toleration, claiming we should tolerate rings somewhat hollow.  In the past, for example, people argued that we tolerate religions that compete with the state religion even if we tax them while we do not tax the state religion.  For most political philosophers today, this is a deficient understanding of the concept.
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  1. added 2019-03-21
    Moral Traditions, Critical Reflection, and Education in a Liberal-Democratic Society.Sergio Volodia Marcello Cremaschi - 2012 - In Asger Sørensen & Peter Kemp (eds.), Politics in Education. Berlin: LIT Verlag. pp. 169-182.
    I argue that, in the second half of the second Millennium, three parallel processes took place. First, normative ethics, or natural morality, that had been a distinct subject in the education of European elites from the Renaissance times to the end of the eighteenth century, disappeared as such, being partly allotted to the Churches via the teaching of religion in State School, and partly absorbed by the study of history and literature, assumed to be channels for imbibing younger generations with (...)
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    Toleration, by Andrew Jason Cohen: Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014, Pp. 176, £15.99 , £45.Peter Balint - 2014 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 92 (4):816-817.
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    Toleration in Conflict: Past and Present.Rainer Forst - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    The concept of toleration plays a central role in pluralistic societies. It designates a stance which permits conflicts over beliefs and practices to persist while at the same time defusing them, because it is based on reasons for coexistence in conflict - that is, in continuing dissension. A critical examination of the concept makes clear, however, that its content and evaluation are profoundly contested matters and thus that the concept itself stands in conflict. For some, toleration was and is an (...)
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  4. added 2018-02-17
    Trust and Toleration.Richard H. Dees - 2004 - Routledge.
    Toleration would seem to be the most rational response to deep conflicts. However, by examining the conditions under which trust can develop between warring parties, it becomes clear that a fundamental shift in values - a conversion - is required before toleration makes sense. This book argues that maintaining trust is the key to stable practices of toleration.
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  5. added 2017-08-04
    Paul Russell’s Confusion About Tolerance.Danny Frederick - manuscript
    In ‘Aeon’ magazine (2 August 2017), Professor Paul Russell claims that tolerance demands that criticism of ideologies be permitted; but it also demands that criticism of natural identities be suppressed. He says that the Left’s failure to distinguish ideological from non-ideological identities has led identity politics into intolerance. I argue that Russell’s position is self-contradictory, implying that his (ideological) liberal identity both should and should not be open to criticism. Tolerance must be extended to criticism of non-ideological identities. Laws against (...)
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    Pluralism, Pragmatism and American Democracy: A Minority Report.H. G. Callaway - 2017 - Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    This book presents the author’s many and varied contributions to the revival and re-evaluation of American pragmatism. The assembled critical perspective on contemporary pragmatism in philosophy emphasizes the American tradition of cultural pluralism and the requirements of American democracy. Based partly on a survey of the literature on interest-group pluralism and critical perspectives on the politics of globalization, the monograph argues for reasoned caution concerning the practical effects of the revival. Undercurrents of “vulgar pragmatism” including both moral and epistemic relativism (...)
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    Religious and Political Authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Jon Mahoney & Kamel Alboaouh - 2017 - Manas Journal of Social Science 6 (02):241-257.
    Alfred Stepan’s “twin-tolerations” thesis (2000) is a model for explaining different ways that religious and political authority come to be reconciled. In this paper, we investigate some obstacles and challenges to realizing a reconciliation between religious and political authority in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) that might result in a transition away from a theocratic monarchy to a more consultative form of political authority. Whereas most analyses of religion and politics in KSA focus on geopolitics, the rentier state model, (...)
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    Some Comments on Toleration.Paolo Comanducci - 1997 - Ratio Juris 10 (2):187-192.
    The review focuses basically on Leader’s paper "Toleration without Liberal Foundations". First, the author makes some semantic remarks about the uses of the word “toleration”; second, he offers some criticisms of Leader’s paper; and, finally, he puts forward the outline of a modest proposal.
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    Toleration.Andrew Jason Cohen - 2014 - Polity.
    In this engaging and comprehensive introduction to the topic of toleration, Andrew Jason Cohen seeks to answer fundamental questions, such as: What is toleration? What should be tolerated? Why is toleration important? Beginning with some key insights into what we mean by toleration, Cohen goes on to investigate what should be tolerated and why. We should not be free to do everythingÑmurder, rape, and theft, for clear examples, should not be tolerated. But should we be free to take drugs, hire (...)
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    The Last Artificial Virtue.Andrew Sabl - 2009 - Political Theory 37 (4):511-538.
    David Hume’s position on religion is, broadly speaking, “politic”: instrumental and consequentialist. Religions should be tolerated or not according to their effects on political peace and order. Such theories of toleration are often rejected as immoral or unstable. The reading provided here responds by reading Hume’s position as one of radically indirect consequentialism. While religious policy should serve consequentialist ends, making direct reference to those ends merely gives free reign to religious-political bigotry and faction. Toleration, like Hume’s other “artificial virtues” (...)
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    John Rawls, Mikhail Bakhtin, and the Praxis of Toleration.Brian Walker - 1995 - Political Theory 23 (1):101-127.
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    The Contours of Toleration: A Relational Account.Kok-Chor Tan - 2018 - In Nurdane Şimsek, Stephen Snyder & Manuel Knoll (eds.), New Perspectives on Distributive Justice: Deep Disagreements, Pluralism, and the Problem of Consensus. De Gruyter. pp. 385-402.
    I outline what I call a relational account of toleration. This relational account helps explain the apparent paradox of toleration in that it involves two competing moral stances, of acceptance and disapproval, towards the tolerated. It also helps clarify the way toleration is a normative ideal, and not a position one is forced into out of the practical need to accommodate or accept. Specifically, toleration is recommended out of respect for that which the tolerant agent also disapproves of. This combination (...)
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    Toleration.Emanuela Ceva - 2013 - Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy.
    The idea of toleration (or tolerance—the terms are mostly used interchangeably) plays a paramount role in liberal theorizing with regard to the normative characterization of the relations between the state and citizens and between majority and minority groups in society. Toleration occurs when an agent A refrains from interfering negatively with an agent B’s practice x or belief y despite A’s opposition to B’s x-ing or y-ing, although A thinks herself to be in the position of interfering. So, the notion (...)
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    Tolerance: No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed.Ken Knisely, Shannon Jordon, Floyd Tesmer & Don Peple - forthcoming - DVD.
    How can we know if a social order is threatened by the coexistence of different kinds of people living by different values? Does "tolerance" mean acceptance, or should it aspire only to benign neglect? Is intolerance a sign of community strength or weakness? With Shannon Jordon, Floyd Tesmer, and Don Peple.
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    On Tolerance and Intolerance.Peter Koreny - 2011 - Filozofia 66 (4):301-314.
    The paper deals with tolerance and intolerance on the background of the tensions existing between the moral “No” and “Yes”, between the initial rejection of the values, beliefs of the others and respecting them. An indifferent tolerance of the people incapable of saying moral “Yes” or “No” is unveiled as an attitude emptied of spiritual and moral contents. It also shows the dilemmas of morally convinced people when facing the normative request to tolerate the values and beliefs of the others. (...)
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    Ten Chin Liew, A Conception of Toleration. [REVIEW]Susan Turner - 2005 - Philosophy in Review 25:303-305.
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    Tolerance.D. C. Mutz - 2001 - In N. J. Smelser & B. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. pp. 15766--15771.
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    Tolerance: Dvd.Ken Knisely, Floyd Tesmer & Don Peple - 2001 - Milk Bottle Productions.
    How can we know if a social order is threatened by the coexistence of different kinds of people living by different values? Does "tolerance" mean acceptance, or should it aspire only to benign neglect? Is intolerance a sign of community strength or weakness? With Shannon Jordon, Floyd Tesmer, and Don Peple.
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    Some Remarks Concerning Practical Humanity and the Concepts of Tolerance.Hans Lenk - 2000 - Philosophica 65.
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    Tolerance as a Human Phenomenon.E. Varossova - 1995 - Filozofia 50 (1):1-7.
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    Perplexities of Tolerance: Introduction.Tim Heysse & Barbara Segaert - 2010 - Bijdragen 71 (4):351-357.
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    Tolerance.C. Hoebeke - 1995 - Humanitas 8 (2):52-52.
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  23. added 2015-12-31
    Toleranz im interkulturellen Kontext.Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach - 2005 - Bautz.
    Im allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch ist Toleranz eine unverzichtbare Tugend, durch die die Konflikthaftigkeit menschlicher Interaktionen in Zaum gehalten werden kann. In pluralistischen Gesellschaften soll Toleranz ferner eine gute Grundlage für ein friedliches Zusammenleben der unterschiedlichen Gruppierungen bieten. Auch im interkulturellen Kontext soll Toleranz für eine reibungslose Begegnung zwischen Mitgliedern unterschiedlicher Kulturen sorgen. Doch wie ist Toleranz im interkulturellen Kontext zu verstehen? Ist Toleranz eine Duldung des Mitgliedes einer anderen Kultur? Ist Toleranz eine Aufforderung dazu, den Anderen und seine Andersartigkeit zu ertragen? (...)
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    A Pocket Philosophical Dictionary.Voltaire . - 2011 - Oxford University Press UK.
    'What can you say to a man who tells you he prefers obeying God rather than men, and that as a result he's certain he'll go to heaven if he cuts your throat?'Voltaire's Pocket Philosophical Dictionary, first published in 1764, is a major work of the European Enlightenment. It is also a highly entertaining book: this is no 'dictionary' in the ordinary sense, nor does it treat 'philosophy' in the modern meaning of the term. It consists of a sequence of (...)
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    Conceiving of 'Toleration'.Stephen Cohen - 2010 - Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 10 (1/2).
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    Intolerantie, onverschilligheid en eerbied.Joris L. Van Damme - 2004 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 66 (2):227-253.
    It seems that we can't speak about intolerance without first speaking about tolerance. This paper argues that we should think in the opposite direction. Before conceptualising tolerance we must first tackle the issue of intolerance and indifference. I propose to think of intolerance not as a privation of tolerance but as the expression of an original attitude. Two kinds of intolerance are distinguished. Next to the intolerance which is interwoven with the vulnerability of what Martha Nussbaum calls 'external goods', there (...)
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    Het eigene en het vreemde.Peter Jonkers - 2002 - Bijdragen 63 (4):446-472.
    The leading question of this article is whether an examination of the complex relations between individuality and strangeness can help us to understand the essence of tolerance, viz. bearing the unbearable. The first section concludes, from a historical survey of the opposition between freedom of religion and tolerance, that the former relates to a neutral kind of tolerance, whereas the idea of tolerance in the strict sense presupposes a person, who is committed to the truth of his faith. This leads (...)
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    Thinking within the tolerance of Chinese Philosophy.van-Doan Tran - 2000 - Philosophy and Culture 27 (1):2-4.
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    Introduction.David Heyd - 1998 - In Toleration: An Elusive Virtue. Princeton University Press. pp. 3-17.
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    Aspects of Toleration.John Horton & Susan Mendus - 1986 - Ethics 97 (1):279-281.
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    L'idée de tolérance.Albert Dondeyne - 1957 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 12 (3):398 - 401.
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    The Range of Toleration From Toleration as Recognition Back to Disrespectful Tolerance.Anna Elisabetta Galeotti - 2015 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 41 (2):93-110.
    This article aims to provide a critical map of toleration as it is displayed in contemporary democracy. It does so by presenting three conceptions of toleration to which current practices of toleration can be traced, and, precisely, these are the standard notion, the political conception based on the neutrality principle, and toleration as recognition. The author argues that the latter is the appropriate conception to address the politically relevant issues of toleration arising in pluralistic democracy, while the first is adequate (...)
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    Ronald Dworkin, Reverence for Life, and the Limits of State Power.Eric Rakowski - 2001 - Utilitas 13 (1):33.
    Ronald Dworkin claims in Life's Dominion that our tradition of religious toleration shields decisions to abort a pregnancy and to end one's life with the assistance of others because they pivot on judgements about the value of human life that are essentially spiritual. He further maintains that the state may regulate these decisions to ensure that they honour appropriately life's sacred or intrinsic value. This article disputes the first of Dworkin's claims. Tolerating other people's religious practices does not entail acquiescing (...)
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    Zagadka Tolerancji [The Puzzle of Tolerance].Wojciech Sadurski - forthcoming - Res Publica.
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    Tolerance as an Ideological Category.Slavoj Žižek - 2008 - Critical Inquiry 34 (4):660-682.
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    To Be Thoughtful of the Other.Veress Karoly - 2008 - Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 7 (19):94-106.
    In my paper I examine the question of tolerance. In the first part of the discussion I follow up the process in the course of which the problem of tolerance appearing in connection to the practice of religious freedom in the 17th-18th centuries leaves the territory of religious morality and the relation of church and state, and is placed into the empirical sphere of a general human relation to the otherness of the other, and with it to the private sphere (...)
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    Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire.Wendy Brown - 2008 - Princeton University Press.
    Tolerance is generally regarded as an unqualified achievement of the modern West. Emerging in early modern Europe to defuse violent religious conflict and reduce persecution, tolerance today is hailed as a key to decreasing conflict across a wide range of other dividing lines-- cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual. But, as political theorist Wendy Brown argues in Regulating Aversion, tolerance also has dark and troubling undercurrents. Dislike, disapproval, and regulation lurk at the heart of tolerance. To tolerate is not to affirm (...)
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    Galeotti on Recognition as Inclusion.Sune Lægaard - 2008 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (3):291-314.
    Anna Elisabetta Galeotti?s theory of ?toleration as recognition? has been criticised by Peter Jones for being conceptually incoherent, since liberal toleration presupposes a negative attitude to differences, whereas multicultural recognition requires positive affirmation hereof. The paper spells out Galeotti?s justification for recognition as a requirement of liberal justice in detail and asks in what sense the policies supported by Galeotti are policies of recognition. It is argued that Jones misrepresents Galeotti?s theory, insofar as this sense of recognition actually is compatible (...)
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    'To Tolerate Means to Insult': Toleration, Recognition, and Emancipation.Rainer Forst - 2007 - In Bert van den Brink & David Owen (eds.), Recognition and Power: Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory. Cambridge University Press. pp. 215--237.
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    Tolerance as the Discovery of the Other.Leonidas Donskis - 2000 - Acta Philosophica Fennica 65:41-50.
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    Herbert Marcuse's Conception of Tolerance and Violence.Z. Rosen - 1999 - Dialogue and Universalism 9:65-73.
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    Cultural Pluralism Essays On Toleration, Michael Walzer , 128 Pp., $16.50 Cloth. [REVIEW]Douglas Lackey - 1998 - Ethics and International Affairs 12:220-221.
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    The Concept of Freedom in Berlin and Others: An Attempt at Clarification. [REVIEW]J. H. M. M. Lohnen - 1976 - Journal of Value Inquiry 10 (4):279-285.
    The paper considers some questions of a conceptual nature as regards freedom of the individual in a socio-Political and socio-Cultural context. Some of its main points may be stated as follows: 1) there are (at least) two lexicographical definitions of freedom in english, The first conceptually centered around the idea of 'not being interfered with from without', The second around 'not being determined from without'. For both concepts more precise definitions are proposed. 2) the terms 'negative' and 'positive' freedom are (...)
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    Une nouvelle perspective sur Les débuts difficiLes de l'esprit de tolérance.P. Mesnard - 1956 - Revue Thomiste 56 (2):300.
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    A Defensible Conception of Tolerance in Aquinas?Manfred Svensson - 2011 - The Thomist 75 (2):291-308.
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    Why Tolerance Cannot Be Our Principal Value.Theo Wa de Wit - 2010 - Bijdragen 71 (4):377-390.
    Whereas the concept of ‘tolerance’ was a marginal category from the end of the sixteenth century, it has become a political key concept today. Have we not all become strangers and foreigners? As such the concept of ‘strangeness’ has lost its relevance. In recent times we witness a new turn in the dialectics of tolerance. It becomes a political and polemical category allowing for a distinct segregation between ‘them’ and ‘we’. The concept explains ‘why we are civilized and they are (...)
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    Tolérance et neutralité : incompatibles ou complémentaires ?Marc Rüegger - 2009 - Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 4 (2):175-186.
    La tolérance et la neutralité sont habituellement considérées comme des réponses interchangeables ou du moins complémentaires à des situations de conflit et de désaccord moral. Malgré cette association traditionnelle, plusieurs auteurs ont récemment contesté la complémentarité, voire même la compatibilité, de ces deux notions. Cet article examine tout d’abord deux arguments qui visent à établir l’incompatibilité de la tolérance et de la neutralité. Il montre ensuite que si ces arguments ne sont pas probants, en ce sens qu’ils ne parviennent pas (...)
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    Leibniz, Locke, and the Epistemology of Toleration.Nicholas Jolley - 2007 - In P. Phemister & S. Brown (eds.), Leibniz and the English-Speaking World. Springer. pp. 133--143.
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    Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Toleration as Recognition Reviewed By.Johan Modée - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23 (2):103-105.
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    Tolerance as a Primary Virtue.Barnes Barry - 2001 - Res Publica 7 (3):231-245.
    The commonly perceived tension between authentic moral and ethical action and action involving tolerance is held to be the illusory product of an unduly individualistic frame of thought. Moral and ethical actions are produced not by independent individuals but by participants in cultural traditions. And even the wholly routine continuation of a single homogeneous tradition must always and invariably involve mutual tolerance: participants must interact not as independent individuals but as tolerant members. Tolerance deserves recognition, accordingly, as a primary virtue, (...)
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