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Toleration: Concept and Conceptions

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In order to do justice to the multiple interpretations of the term toleration, it is useful to distinguish a core concept of toleration from different conceptions of it. Four such conceptions can be defined, each involving different ways to relate to others with whom one disagrees. In addition, toleration should be understood as a normatively dependent concept, i.e., one which must be combined with justifications that stem from other normative sources.

Keywords

  • Coexistence
  • Concept of toleration
  • Justification
  • Paradoxes of toleration
  • Permission
  • Respect

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Forst, R. (2022). Toleration: Concept and Conceptions. In: Sardoč, M. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Toleration. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42121-2_11

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