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The Liberal ArchipelagoA Theory of Diversity and Freedom$
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Chandran Kukathas

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257546

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019925754X.001.0001

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Liberal Toleration

Liberal Toleration

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(p.119) 4 Liberal Toleration
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The Liberal Archipelago
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Chandran Kukathas (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019925754X.003.0005

This chapter examines the case of placing toleration at the core of a political theory. It explains why toleration occupies a central position in a theory founded on freedom of association and liberty of conscience. It argues that taking toleration seriously means tolerating much that liberals are often unwilling to countenance, since it means that liberal societies should tolerate illiberalism.

Keywords:   toleration, political theory, freedom of association, liberty of conscience

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