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  1. Andrew Jason Cohen

Published Online: 1 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee164

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

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Cohen, A. J. 2013. Toleration. The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. .

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  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2013


Contemporary philosophical debates surrounding toleration have revolved around three issues: what is toleration? Should we tolerate and, if so, why? What should be tolerated? These questions are of central importance to social and political thought. While I cannot also do justice here to the history of toleration, its pedigree should be noted.


  • ethics;
  • legal and political;
  • liberalism;
  • Mill, John Stuart;
  • tolerance