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Toleration as Recognition

Toleration as Recognition

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  • Date Published: April 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521806763

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  • Anna Elisabetta Galeotti examines the most intractable problems which toleration encounters and argues that what is really at stake is not religious or moral disagreement but the unequal status of different social groups. Liberal theories of toleration fail to grasp this and consequently come up with normative solutions that are inadequate when confronted with controversial cases. Galeotti proposes an alternative, toleration as recognition, which addresses the problem of according equal respect to groups as well as equal liberty to individuals.

    • Of interest to both political philosophers and political theorists, also perhaps some lawyers
    • Advances a new conception of toleration
    • Addresses topical issues such as Islamic headscarves in French schools, gay marriage, hate speech
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Galeotti's arguments are subtle and nuanced...[this book is] an imaginative and original contribution to an important area of modern political philosophy." Ethics

    "Galeotti is in command of her subject matter as she addresses tolerance and recognition, primarily through the lens of analytical theory. This book makes an important contribution to this highly charged debate. Essential." Choice

    "Galeotti's book on liberal toleration is lucid, balanced and very well argued, and thus it is a significant contribution to an urgent and ongoing debate. It gives also an informative overview of that debate. Strongly recommended." Philosophy in Review

    "...thoughtful and thought-provoking...This book is a valuable contribution both to the theory of liberalism and to the theory of recognition. Its central argument, that certain specific commitments to recognition follow from the best understanding of the liberal doctrine of toleration, is developed with considerable care and subtlety. Its insightful analysis of a number of specific cases enables its practical implications to be clearly seen. Given its richness, Toleration as Recognition prompts a whole range of questions." Perspectives on Politics

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521806763
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Liberal theories of toleration
    2. The limits of liberal toleration
    3. Toleration reconsidered
    4. The Islamic veil in French schools
    5. Should we tolerate racism?
    6. Same-sex marriage
    7. Toleration and identity politics

  • Author

    Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro
    Anna Elisabetta Galeotti is professor of political philosophy at the Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli, Italy. Her publications include Tolerance: A Pluralist Proposal (1994), Philosophy on Identity Conflict (1999), and a number of journal articles.

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