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Limits of Tolerance
- Chandran Kukathas
Chandran Kukathas is a political theorist, best known for his work on multiculturalism, liberalism and his criticism of the philosophy of John Rawls. Professor Kukathas holds the Chair in Political Theory and is Head of the Department of Government at the London School of Economics. Prior to his most recent appointment, he was the Neal A. Maxwell Professor of Political Theory, Public Policy and Public Service in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah.
He is the author of several books, including The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom and Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics.
- Part One: The Limits of ToleranceShould we be tolerant no matter what we’re asked to accept? Kukathas considers the arguments for extreme toleration and shows that it must be unlimited.
- Part Two: Rethinking DiversityWhat is the place of toleration in a multicultural world? Should we replace the social ideal of justice with the ideal of absolute toleration?
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