How Far Should Toleration Go?

How Far Should Toleration Go?

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What are the limits of toleration in constitutional or liberal democracies today? The question is important, for if there were no limits to toleration it would destroy itself by accepting the intolerable. The concept of toleration has to be re-elaborated from a political point of view, i.e. in such a way that its achievement does not suppose any moral mutation in humanity. If people were virtuous there would quite simply be no problem of toleration. If they are not already virtuous, but could become virtuous so that toleration can exist, then toleration would be a matter of a quite improbable utopia. So we have to show how toleration is possible for societies and for people as they are. In a time of demands touching on cultural identities and rights, in a time of fundamentalist religious affirmation, what can democracies accept and what must they refuse? This is one of the major questions tackled in this new treatise on toleration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 22mm | 3,628.72g
  • Mimesis International
  • Mimesis Edizioni
  • MI, Italy
  • English
  • 8857526631
  • 9788857526638
  • 2,652,980