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Toleration / Nick Fotion and Gerard Elfstrom
Bib ID 1098221
Format BookBook
Author
Fotion, N
 
Description Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1992 
x, 204 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0817305815 (alkaline paper)
Summary

The authors seek to address this oversight in several ways. They begin with a thorough conceptual analysis of toleration and its kindred concepts. They are convinced that an appreciation of the importance of the family of toleration concepts must be founded on an understanding of the various ways in which they function in our language and our lives. In addition, they examine the historical development of the concept of toleration and canvass the major arguments people have employed either to urge toleration or to disparage it. They examine the role of toleration in liberal political philosophy and respond to the major critics of liberal toleration.

The authors also discuss a number of factors that cause toleration to be overlooked in political debate and personal reflection and offer evidence to support the view that this omission is unfortunate. In particular, they argue that toleration has the crucial role of helping people live with one another with respect and dignity in the fractious and contentious world we inhabit.

Full contents
  • Pt. I. Analysis. 1. Tolerating, Tolerance, and Intolerance. 2. Roles of the Toleration Concepts. 3. Toleration and Reason Giving. 4. Intoleration and Reason Giving. 5. Overview
  • Pt. II. Issues and Arguments. 6. Historical Perspective. 7. Why Toleration Is Overlooked. 8. Liberalism and Toleration. 9. Ideological Controversy. 10. Concluding Comments.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-190) and index.

Subjects Toleration.
Other authors/contributors Elfstrom, Gerard, 1945-

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