TITLE

Legalising Toleration: a Reply to Balint

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Peter
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Res Publica (13564765);Aug2012, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p265
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
I re-present my account of how a liberal democratic society can be tolerant and do so in a way designed to meet Peter Balint's objections. In particular, I explain how toleration can be approached from a third-party perspective, which is that of neither tolerator nor tolerated but of rule-makers providing for the toleration that the citizens of a society are to extend to one another. Constructing a regime of toleration should not be confused with engaging in toleration. Negative appraisal and power remain 'possibility conditions' of toleration but they are not necessary features of either a regime of toleration or the sponsors of such a regime.
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