The Limits of Tolerance

Sunday, June 9, 2019

What is it

In order to reach compromise, people try to be tolerant of others with different beliefs. Despite its value, there are numerous factors that may hinder our exercise of tolerance. As the schisms between our beliefs grow larger, how do we approach those who we disagree with? How can power undermine our exercise of tolerance? Is there a limit to the amount of tolerance society can sustain? If so, what is it, and how can we as individuals adopt strategies for becoming more tolerant towards others in a way that is conducive to moral deliberation? Or, should we abandon the paradigm of tolerance altogether? The Philosophers are more than tolerant of their guest Reigina Rini from York University, author of "Abortion, Ultrasound, and Moral Persuasion."

 

Regina Rini, Professor of Philosophy, York University

 

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