Toleration, Respect, and the Cultural Defense

in How Groups Matter?, M. Bessone at al (eds), Routledge, 2013

20 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2013

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Emanuela Ceva

University of Pavia, Department of Political and Social Sciences

Date Written: September 1, 2013

Abstract

This paper contributes to establishing the scope for toleration in a liberal, multicultural democracy. It builds on a specific interpretation of respect (opacity respect: OR) and addresses a specific practice of toleration (the cultural defense: CD). To treat a person with respect entails considering her responsible for her beliefs and actions, and OR commands that this treatment be extended to all persons equally, without making it dependent on the judgment of their actual agential capacities. However, treatment in accordance with the assessment of such capacities is required by the CD. Can OR be used to deny the CD?

Keywords: Toleration, respect, cultural defense, responsibility

Suggested Citation

Ceva, Emanuela, Toleration, Respect, and the Cultural Defense (September 1, 2013). in How Groups Matter?, M. Bessone at al (eds), Routledge, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2353246

Emanuela Ceva (Contact Author)

University of Pavia, Department of Political and Social Sciences ( email )

Corso Strada Nuova, 65
27100 Pavia, 27100
Italy

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