Tolerance and War: The Real Meaning of an Irreconcilability
Abstract:Starting from the distinction between concept and conception, the author proposes a pluralistic view of toleration focussed on the equality of individuals and cultures and on legal-rational control of social relationship. Analyzing the basic marks of toleration (toleration and power, the costs of toleration, toleration and value) the author shows how the option for toleration is a choice for subjecting social relations to reason and rules (law) instead of passions and violence (war).
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: University of Ferrara, Faculty of Law, Corsó Ercole I d'Este, 37, Ferrara, Italy
Publication date: March 1, 1997