Ik zat het onderstaande argument over tolerantie te lezen, waarin het blijkt dat tolerantie of een tegenspraak is of een overbodigheid:
"Toleration is often thought to be caught between paradox and redundancy. To be tolerant means, very generally, to put up with what you oppose, or to not interfere with or suppress a practice or belief that you could if you wanted to (because you have the power or influence etc.). It can seem paradoxical because toleration occurs only when you put up with something that you disapprove of on some defensible evaluative ground (i.e. is not mere dislike): If you have a morally justified belief that a practice is wrong (leaving aside, for now, exactly what constitutes a belief being morally justified), then it might seem to follow that you should not, in principle, tolerate that practice. We can’t be said to tolerate something unless we oppose it on the basis of sound evaluative reasons, and yet we shouldn’t tolerate it because it violates those reasons. On the other hand, toleration might seem redundant: If I have a commitment that ought to be acted on, then toleration is inappropriate. If it ought not to be acted on, then my opposition is inappropriate. Thus either my actions are compatible with justice or they are not, and therefore someone’s opposition is either justified or it is not. There is no space between the reasons I have for thinking an action just (or unjust) and those which I tolerate (or not). "
Geredigeerd door Pascale Esveld