Tolerance and emotions

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The partial and discriminatory nature of emotions seems to contradict the impartial and egalitarian nature of morality in general and tolerance in particular. Tolerance im plies our ability to take several general, impartial perspectives, whereas in emotions we take a very partial perspective. While admitting the presence of such a conflict, I believe that emotions are nevertheless important in moral behaviour in general and in tolerance in particular.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges to Democracy
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour and Memory of Isaiah Berlin
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781351751742
ISBN (Print)9781138726611
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Raphael Cohen-Almagor 2000. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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