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Tolerance: A Sensorial Orientation to Politics

Lars Tonder


Tolerance: A Sensorial Orientation to Politics is an experiment in re-orientation. The book is based on the wager that tolerance exceeds the more prevalent images of self-restraint and repressive benevolence because neither precludes the possibility of a more “active tolerance” motivated by the desire to experiment and to become otherwise. The objective is to discuss what gets lost, conceptually as well as politically, when we neglect the subsistence of active tolerance within other practices of tolerance, and to develop a theory of active tolerance in which tolerance's mobilizing ... More

Keywords: affect, democratic theory, free speech, multiculturalism, pain, perception, pluralism, religious freedom, sensorium, tolerance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199315802
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199315802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lars Tonder, author
Northwestern University

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