SPIRe Seminar Week 2 “Toleration and non-domination”
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SPIRe Seminar Week 2 “Toleration and non-domination”

SPIRe Seminar Week 2 “Toleration and non-domination” byUCDspirePosted onJanuary 28, 2013 SPIRe’s Week two seminar will feature Dr. Iseult Honahan presenting on her paper “Toleration and non-domination” from 12:00-13:00 Wednesday, January 30th  in G316 Newman Building, UCD Belfield.  All are welcome.AbstractThe need for toleration is understood to derive from disagreements that arise fromreligious and cultural diversity. While a number of different justifications can beoffered for toleration, the value of freedom is one of the most significant. This chapterfocuses on the specific conception of freedom as non-domination, rather than on otherconceptions such as non-interference or autonomy, and seeks to examine what lightcan be thrown by this conception on the way in which contemporary states shoulddeal with issues arising from the fact of religious and cultural diversity. It considerswhether there is a place for toleration in the strict sense of ‘allowing something withwhich one disagrees’, which has been criticised as paradoxical, out-moded anddominating.

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SPIRe Seminar Week 2 “Toleration and non-domination”