La tolérance et le conflit des raisons

Revue Philosophique De Louvain 98 (1):27-46 (2000)
  Copy   BIBTEX


While tolerance is acclaimed almost unanimously as an indispensable value in pluralistic and democratic societies, the meaning of this virtue is in fact far from obvious. There are good reasons to believe that the inflationary expectations addressed to it tend to cover up its specific difficulty. The A. therefore offers a conceptual analysis of the conditions of tolerance, placing particular emphasis on the conflict of reasons internal to the tolerating person, and pointing to the reflective structure of practical reason. In this formal characterization, tolerance appears as a kind of permission grounded in the principle of exclusion of certain reasons for acting. If indeed tolerance presupposes such a complex balance of reasons, its moral value can never be taken for granted since it depends entirely on the quality of the reasons on the balance sheet.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 84,213

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Stoic tolerance.Andrew Fiala - 2003 - Res Publica 9 (2):149-168.
Must the tolerant person have a sense of humour? On the structure of tolerance as a virtue.David Owen - 2011 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 14 (3):385-403.
Tolerance: A Virtue?Thomas Nys - 2008 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 15 (1):44-54.
Tolerance as a virtue of justice.Rainer Forst - 2001 - Philosophical Explorations 4 (3):193 – 206.
A Critique of Pure Tolerance.Robert Paul Wolff - 1965 - Boston: Beacon Press. Edited by Barrington Moore & Herbert Marcuse.
The Principle of Toleration and Respect for Truth.Lourdes Gordillo - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 20:77-94.
The conditions of tolerance.Ryan Muldoon, Michael Borgida & Michael Cuffaro - 2012 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 11 (3):322-344.
Reasons for Action.Pamela Hieronymi - 2011 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (3pt3):407-427.
Tolerance as the Basic Category of Buddhist Ethics.Dorzhiguishaeva Oyuna - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 23:107-113.
Pluralism, toleration, and ethical promiscuity.Philip J. Ivanhoe - 2009 - Journal of Religious Ethics 37 (2):311-329.


Added to PP

12 (#845,586)

6 months
1 (#508,356)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Manuel Toscano
University of Málaga

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references