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Tolerance among the virtues, John R. Bowlin

Label
Tolerance among the virtues
Title
Tolerance among the virtues
Statement of responsibility
John R. Bowlin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a pluralistic society such as ours, tolerance is a virtue -- but it doesn't always seem so. Some suspect that it entangles us in unacceptable moral compromises and inequalities of power, while others dismiss it as mere political correctness or doubt that it can safeguard the moral and political relationships we value. Tolerance among the Virtues provides a vigorous defense of tolerance against its many critics and shows why the virtue of tolerance involves exercising judgment across a variety of different circumstances and relationships -- not simply applying a prescribed set of rules. Drawing inspiration from St. Paul, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein, John Bowlin offers a nuanced inquiry into tolerance as a virtue. He explains why the advocates and debunkers of toleration have reached an impasse, and he suggests a new way forward by distinguishing the virtue of tolerance from its false look-alikes, and from its sibling, forbearance. Some acts of toleration are right and good, while others amount to indifference, complicity, or condescension. Some persons are able to draw these distinctions well and to act in accord with their better judgment. When we praise them as tolerant, we are commending them as virtuous. Bowlin explores what that commendation means. Tolerance among the Virtues offers invaluable insights into how to live amid differences we cannot endorse -- beliefs we consider false, actions we think are unjust, institutional arrangements we consider cruel or corrupt, and persons who embody what we oppose
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowlin, John R.
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1431
LC item number
.B69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virtues
  • Toleration
  • Christian ethics
  • Christian ethics
  • Toleration
  • Virtues
Label
Tolerance among the virtues, John R. Bowlin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tolerance and resentment -- A natural virtue -- Among the virtues -- A virtue's vocabulary -- Liberalism and lists -- Love's endurance -- Epilogue: Nature, grace and cockfights
Control code
944469233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780691169972
Lccn
2016935713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944469233
Label
Tolerance among the virtues, John R. Bowlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tolerance and resentment -- A natural virtue -- Among the virtues -- A virtue's vocabulary -- Liberalism and lists -- Love's endurance -- Epilogue: Nature, grace and cockfights
Control code
944469233
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780691169972
Lccn
2016935713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944469233

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