The Power of Tolerance

The Power of Tolerance : A Debate

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The ideal of tolerance is only invoked once there is a conflict. But what does it mean to answer a conflict with a call for tolerance? Is tolerance a way of resolving conflicts or rather a means of sustaining them? Does tolerance help to turn conflicts into productive tensions or does it perpetuate underlying power relations? To what extent does tolerance hide its involvement with power and thereby constitute a form of de-politicization? Two major theoretician of tolerance - Wendy Brown (UC Berkeley) and Rainer Forst (University of Frankfurt/Main) - discussed such questions at the ICI Berlin in the form of a "Spannungsübung" organized and moderated by Antke Engel. In an intense debate, in which fundamental issues between different critical traditions became visible despite political similiarities, both scholars discussed different notions of tolerance, their normative premises, limits, and political more

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  • Paperback | 105 pages
  • 120 x 200 x 10mm | 120g
  • Turia + Kant, Verlag
  • English
  • 3851327314
  • 9783851327311
  • 1,104,563

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