Journal of Indian Philosophy 30 (4):389-402 (2002)

Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach
VU University Amsterdam
This paper tries to show that there is a shift in the meaning of toleration. The traditional meaning of toleration, understood as endurance, is giving way to a more positive understanding of the concept. This is because the traditional meaning of toleration ill-fits with values like the intrinsic worth of human beings, universal rights, etc. Especially in pluralistic societies, endurance of the Other is becoming increasingly unacceptable; minorities and their defendants demand respect, acceptance, and appreciation of the Other. The first section delivers a framework of the general meaning of liberal toleration. Here, the shift in meaning will be highlighted. In the second section, I will try to situate Radhakrishnan’s views within this debate.
Keywords Indian Philosophy  Toleration  Radhakrishnan  Neo-Vedanta
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DOI 10.1023/A:1021159731521
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