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Modeling Tolerance


Frederick Schauer


University of Virginia School of Law

September 2013

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-30
Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2013-08

Abstract:     
Decisions about intervention can be understood as decisions about tolerance, because an act of tolerance is an act of non-intervention, and, conversely, an act of intervention can be understood as an act of intolerance. But acts of tolerance, typically made under conditions of epistemic uncertainty, may turn out to have been mistaken, just as acts of intolerance, also typically made under conditions of epistemic uncertainty, may also turn out to have been mistaken. And thus we can see the decision to tolerate or not as a decision-theoretic problem, susceptible to modeling using familiar tools of decision theory.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: Toleration, Tolerance, Intervention, Paternalism, Liberty

JEL Classification: D8, K2, K4

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Date posted: September 12, 2013  

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Schauer, Frederick, Modeling Tolerance (September 2013). Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2013-30; Virginia Law and Economics Research Paper No. 2013-08. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2324457

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Frederick Schauer (Contact Author)
University of Virginia School of Law ( email )
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
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