Liberal Toleration

Chandran Kukathas

in The Liberal Archipelago

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780199257546
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599705 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Political Theory

 Liberal Toleration

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This chapter examines the case of placing toleration at the core of a political theory. It explains why toleration occupies a central position in a theory founded on freedom of association and liberty of conscience. It argues that taking toleration seriously means tolerating much that liberals are often unwilling to countenance, since it means that liberal societies should tolerate illiberalism.

Keywords: toleration; political theory; freedom of association; liberty of conscience

Chapter.  23626 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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