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Tolerance
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I. Terminology and philosophy

[German version]

A. Modern concept

The general modern meaning of the word 'tolerance' is the readiness of individuals, groups or states to permit the opinions, ways of life and philosophical and religious convictions of others to 'have validity' alongside their own. Today, the meaning of the word ranges from 'sufferance' (e.g. in the sense of constitutional law: the sufferance of immigrants, diverse confess…

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Cancik-Lindemaier, Hildegard (Tübingen), Eder, Walter (Berlin), Fitschen, Klaus (Kiel), Hollender, Elisabeth (Cologne) and Toral-Niehoff, Isabel (Freiburg), “Tolerance”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1216810>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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