This essay deals with the entanglement of the epistemic and normative dimension of political tolerance that is asserted in current liberal tolerance justifications. The postulate that tolerance as a pedagogically eligible virtue is inseparably connected to the political power of judgment and knowledge about the political world is challenged by a number of objections (e.g. of perfectionism, elitism, and essentialism). Those objections can be dissolved - or at least relativized - by conceptualising the normative-epistemic foundations of education for tolerance in a more realistic way than critics often do.
|Translated title of the contribution||Dangerous superficial knowledge: A critique on liberal justifications of tolerance|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Padagogik|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Democratic virtue