Gefährliches Halbwissen. Zur Kritik liberaler Toleranzbegründungen

Translated title of the contribution: Dangerous superficial knowledge: A critique on liberal justifications of tolerance

Johannes Drerup*

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Abstract

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 contributionDangerous superficial knowledge: A critique on liberal justifications of tolerance
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)88-98
Number of pages11
JournalZeitschrift fur Padagogik
Volume64
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anti-essentialism
  • Democratic virtue
  • Education
  • Essentialism
  • Tolerance

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