Accommodating toleration: on Balint’s classical liberal response to the multiculturalism challenge

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Resumé

Peter Balint identifies three challenges to toleration, one of which is the multiculturalism challenge. This is the charge that liberal toleration fails to accommodate minorities adequately, which requires positive recognition rather than negative toleration. I discuss his response to the multiculturalism challenge and its connection to a classical liberal view of toleration. This involves Balint’s claim that liberal neutrality should be understood as reflective and ‘difference-sensitive’, which should be realised by the state being ‘hands-off’ in the sense of withdrawing support for privileged ways of life. I argue that Balint’s classical liberal view that the state needs to be ‘hands-off’ is in need of specification and that it does not fit well with his claim that neutrality needs to be reflective and difference-sensitive.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
ISSN1369-8230
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 25 apr. 2019

Emneord

  • Tolerance
  • liberalisme
  • neutralitet
  • Multikulturalisme

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