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The Trouble with Toleration

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Both historically and conceptually, toleration has been one of the foundational characteristics that define the very essence of a plurally diverse polity and the basic virtue associated with a liberal conception of citizenship. Despite its central role in contemporary political thought, toleration remains subject to various controversies and disagreements stemming from the many paradoxes, dilemmas, and puzzles associated with it. This chapter identifies some of the distinguishing features of contemporary discussions about toleration as well as elucidates the most pressing and challenging controversies these discussions have been focusing on.

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  • Toleration
  • Diversity
  • Liberalism
  • Pluralism
  • Limits of toleration
  • Justification of toleration
  • Critique of toleration

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Sardoč, M. (2022). The Trouble with Toleration. In: Sardoč, M. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Toleration. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42121-2_17

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