The principle of Toleration occupies a prominent place in modern liberal theory. Value pluralism, which is part and parcel of liberalism, would be unthinkable without a robust notion of toleration which not only prevents government from entering the realm of personal values, but which also characterizes it as an important liberal value itself. This liberal notion of toleration however is far from self-evident in contemporary society where cultural difference has gradually become visible due to immigration, globalization and increased awareness of cultural difference. In this course the challenges faced by liberalism because of cultural difference are discussed.
Taught with Lars Binderup.